Proenza Schouler at NYFW SS12
For their Spring 2012 collection the boys from Proenza Schouler took a slight time warp. The collection was influence by 1950s architect Googie, whose style can be referenced from old fashioned dinners and bowling alleys. Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez showed 1940s style cuts, modernised with cut out details and 70s style patterns and colours complemented by shag carpet.
If that sounds like too much and a horrible mix of items from your local Salvos well you’re probably right, if you weren’t talking about Proenza Schouler. The mix and match aspect, like an off green printed long sleeve, black lace gloves and a high split blue leather skirt may sound unwearable and frankly tacky. But the boys seem to pull this off with minimal effort making it seem more like a quirky expression of suburbia a la Edward Scissorhands.
Clever nods to wood paneling in the way of dark brown and black prints, little stripes of sequins, subtle cut outs and the use of eel skin made the collection stand out. The slight lack colour blocking saw more earthy tones and was a refreshing change right for the end of fashion week.
Check out the full collection below.
Pictures via Style.com