In an interview earlier this week, Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough told Vogue’s Nicole Phelps they wanted their clothes—and their brand—to feel “more real.” Returning to their hometown of New York was a start, but it doesn’t get much realer than following the duo around for a few days before their show. It’s been two years since PS did NYFW, so Vogue’s team went all over town with them: In the video above, Hernandez and McCollough explain their new collection—made almost entirely of plain cotton and denim—and show us a few of the finishing touches, like last-minute applications and adjusting a dress in a final fitting with Vittoria Ceretti. We went backstage before the PS show, too—just a few hours ago, in fact—where models including Mica Arganaraz, Emm Arruda, and Kaia Gerber were having their hair slicked back with gel. Amber Valletta was there, too, along with a few of her fellow ’90s icons, including Tasha Tilberg and Karen Elson, who spoke about the cast with Vogue. “I’m seeing women I haven’t seen in ages, like Amber and Tasha, in the mix with the newer girls,” she said. “It feels very respectful to the women who are in the show.”
“The cast is a total mix,” Hernandez continued. “It’s a new spirit for us. We’re working with girls we’ve used over the past couple of seasons, and we’ve thrown our friends and artists [in the mix], too.” Speaking of artists: They also asked Isa Genzken to create an installation for the show using PS samples and mannequins. “We were blown away—she’s one of our idols,” Hernandez said. See Genzken’s finished results in the video above, and scroll through the complete collection (and read Nicole Phelps’s review) here.