Proenza Schouler Fall 2017 RTW was a farewell to NYFW. Despite its final show, the vibe is ever unchanged, always impossibly cool.
Proenza Schouler leaving us on a (very high) note with their final collection at New York Fashion Week. Designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez has announced that they will be breaking away from the traditional ready-to-wear calendar starting with their spring 2018 collection and to clarify things, they will be moving to Paris and adopting the Vetements’ sale enhancing show model. While this is a move up for the brand, it is a terrible loss for New York Fashion Week that will definitely be different in the absence of the fashion house.
Over the last decade, Proenza Schouler show is one of the highlights of the New York scene. Each season, showgoers look forward to the label’s artistic and undeniably cool collections. They rarely fails to present exciting, thoughtful and trendsetting collections. In an interview with Vogue after the show, Hernandez and McCollough made their imminent departure sound more like a trial period than a permanent move. So, who knows? This is not a final farewell.
Similar with their previous season, the Proenza Schouler fall 2017 collection was packed with elegant ideas and interesting cuts and eye-catching details that were completely unexpected. Smooth, form-flattering dresses featured an asymmetrical detailing and treatment over the bodices to affect how eyes travel down the form. The varying lengths and designs included in the collection were of course exciting, but they did not stand out so much that they erased the other ensembles as well. Flatteringly cut and graciously assembled suits were an interesting development in the collection.
The Proenza Schouler logo being the most prominent and surprisingly placed detail was much more welcomed than not. The accessories are definitely going to make the biggest of splashes throughout the collection with the surprising designs that were shown. The most interesting feature, perhaps because it was so unexpected is the use of the logo as exaggerated zipper pulls; it seems a fun and slightly odd detail that really does add to the overall coolness of the collection.