Proenza Schouler Provides Spring 2013 Ventilation With Laser-Cut Leather And Grommets

Looks from the Proenza Schouler Spring 2013 New York Fashion Week show.
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At first glance, a lot of the looks from Proenza Schouler’s Spring 2013 New York Fashion Week show don’t necessarily smack of warm weather. Sure, the colors are vibrant and the photo prints are definitely hallmark “summertime scenes” (beachy coastlines, lush greenery, an over-crowded neighborhood pool, and of course, herds of tourists lapping up their vacation days #TimesSquare), but if the long hems and leather on leather are making us sweat just LOOKING at them in early September, how are these pieces going to feel come next July?? Well, slow your roll, guys, because the Proenza Schouler design duo didn’t win two CFDA awards for nothing. These guys are fashion geniuses and evidently beat us to the summer heat punchline, giving their atypical summer garments their own stealth ventilation system.

Looks from the Proenza Schouler Spring 2013 New York Fashion Week show.
Photo: Getty Images

If you look closely enough, you’ll see that the leathers are perforated and laser-cut, rendering them a kind of leather mesh which is doubly fitting given that leather and sporty sportswear are having a HUGE moment. Wearing leather in the summer is totally easy if your skin can breath through it! And the knee-length skirts? Those guys are GROMMETTED, so even though they’re not the minis you’re used to rocking on salty, sticky days, your legs will still feel the (albeit diffused) breeze. What do you think? Could you handle the heat in Proenza Schouler’s Spring 2013 collection?

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