The lauded New York duo on their AW16 inspirations
Words by Laura Hawkins.
Photography by Max Vadukul. Styling by Anya Ziourova
‘She’s always a bit undone, imperfect’ say Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, the design duo behind Proenza Schouler, of the woman they design for. From unravelling, corseted polo-necks to whip-stitch detail shoulder bags, luxurious déshabillé finishes feature prominently in the pair’s American art inspired AW16 collection. They’re offset against modernised wardrobe classics like bondage-detail knit dresses and raw edged, double-breasted blazers.
We sat down with Jack and Lazaro to learn a little more about the arts-and-crafts inspirations behind this season’s offerings, while head-turning model Emma Harris took their pieces for a spin on the sunny streets of New York City...
On the elevation of materials
‘Dresses are printed and jacquard, knitwear is collaged, tailored, wrapped and laced. The collection is very diverse in textiles - we played around with more synthetic materials like ciré as well as natural, organic materials like rabbit and shearling.’