Looks from the Proenza Schouler Fall 2012 collection at New York Fashion Week on Feb. 15.
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We’ll always have a soft spot for Proenza Schouler. Not only are designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez quite possibly the cutest fashion duo in NYC, but they never fail to impress from season to season with fresh silhouettes and tons of texture. Their fall 2012 collection was filled with Asian-inspired boxy asymmetrical jackets, shiny metallics, and edgy chinoiserie. The show started off with oversized exposed zipper coats that resembled straitjackets paired with extra wide leg trousers and uncombed hair. Then, the collection transitioned into an almost futuristic schoolgirl look with boxy burgundy and navy sweaters over collared shirts paired with super-short wrap metallic miniskirts. Up next was a full-on leather overload with one head-to-toe hide ensemble after another. From jumpsuits to car coats to skirts to trousers—nothing was left unleatherfied. (We might’ve just made up that word.) Personally, we LOVED the patterned drop-waist dresses in chic plaid patterns because they are totally wearable and work as a statement piece on their own.
Then we transition from futuristic sharp-shouldered quilted jackets in metallic blues and blacks into Asianwear meets RoboCop ensembles. The chinoiserie printed dresses were updated with raw edges and lots of leather accents. We couldn’t get enough of the interesting layered, pleated minis paired with an oversized long sleeve shirt because we have NEVER seen a silhouette like this before! Overall, the beauty look was simple with minimal makeup (if any) paired with a tousled bedhead. The shoes were basic black with colorful stacked platforms or knee-high peep-toe booties that would could see ourselves stomping throughout the streets of NYC with no problem. Overall, the futuristic line gives us a fresh new look at fall clothing, and we like that.