New York-based designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez celebrate the launch of their new fragrance, Arizona, with an intimate luncheon in Los Angeles, co-hosted by Vanity Fair.
In our long-running series, "How I'm Making It," we talk to people making a living in the fashion industry about how they broke in and found success. I caught Proenza Schouler designers, founders and partners (in life and business), Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, in a rare, sure-to-be brief ...
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Jack McCullough and Lazaro Hernandez, the designers behind Proenza Schouler, have called New York home since their Parsons senior thesis was famously bought by Barneys back in 2002. After 15 years showing in New York City, the designers will be heading to Paris next season, leaving the city without one of its most creative design duos. As an homage to New York’s no-wave past –kids that were a little bit punk but still liked to get down and boogie–the collection had a distinct punk vibe without the usual trappings (mohawks, studs, ripped pants, safety pins etc).
The clothes at Proenza Schouler are the kind of clothes you describe as Fashion-with-a-capital-F. For the past thirteen years the label has been around, Jack McCullough and Lazaro Hernandez have explored and pushed the boundaries and expectations of what American Fashion can be. Although McCullough and Hernandez have not abandoned their penchant for dramatic silhouettes, a newfound ease and, dare I say, casual vibe has permeated their collections.
When Nicole Richie, Mandy Moore, and Minka Kelly wore the same hippie-ish handkerchief dress by new L.A.-based brand Dôen last night, the Daily Mail called it “awkward,” like it was some totally unforeseeable faux pas.
Minimalism is a ubiquitous term that relates to art, design, and most importantly, fashion. What does it mean to dress like a minimalist? Clean lines and simple color palettes mainly. Here’s how to master the trend without looking like you’re entering a convent.
Having these choices is convenient for customers, of course, but a crowded fashion market presents a tricky problem for retailers. Companies like Net-a-Porter, Shopbop, and Barneys New York have a simple solution: convince the designer to make a collection exclusively for their stores. Exclusive designer/retail collaborations are nothing new—Net-a-Porter’s been at it for years— but they have become far more popular recently as retailers attempt to stand out from the pack, and try to satisfy shoppers’ growing buying habits.
You know winter is coming when everyone starts breaking out shearling coats and accessories. Recently we’ve seen Rihanna don a long tan version by Chanel for a trip to a nightclub, while Jennifer Lawrence — the perennial press junketier — opted for a hooded black number by Alberta Ferretti while out and about in New York City. Shearlings, which are lined in wool, don’t overwhelm your silhouette the way that puffer coats can. Here are three ways to wear the coveted piece.
“I wouldn’t say that celebrities are demanding the newest looks,” says stylist Erin Walsh by way of explanation. “I would say, in general, I want to share the best with the people that I have the opportunity to work with.
‘Back to the Future’ 2015 beauty predictions were less accurate than most other predictions made in the film. (Photo: ‘Back to the Future’/Universal) As of today, the movie Back to the Future takes place entirely in the past. In part II of the trilogy the team travels to October 21, 2015. When the movie was made in 1989, 2015 seemed like it would be a totally different world.
Proenza Schouler perforated bag, $1,525, with “N” and “Y” pins, $75 each, available at proenzaschouler.com In an era of individualized fashion, adding personal flourishes to one’s look has become de rigueur — especially in terms of bags.
When it comes to red carpet dressing, Cate Blanchett loves to take risks—something she made all the more clear on the press junket circuit while promoting her latest film, Truth. At a recent screening in Los Angeles, the Oscar-winning Aussie chose a white knit Proenza Schouler dress with a high neck and bare shoulders, fresh off the New York runway—paired with crisscrossed Louboutin pumps, an easy updo, and glowing makeup. But she wasn’t the only star with an eye for Proenza this week: Fargo’s leading lady, Kirsten Dunst, showed up to the Season 2 premiere of the hit FX show wearing a sleeveless, olive green leather dress with ruffled hem, also by the label. From Zendaya’s sleek, minimalist Elizabeth and James dress to Lily-Rose Depp’s shoulder-baring, technicolor Chanel top, here are the rest of this week’s best dressed.
Tulum, Nicaragua, and even Asia can forget about it, fashion has a new love and her name is Cuba. Now that relations with the Cuban government have eased, people are flocking to the country to see its rich and colorful culture, including Havana’s incredible 16th century architecture, the 1950s American-made cars, salsa fun, and the inspiring music of the famous Tropicana club. Yes it is! Ever since President Obama announced a diplomatic revival with Cuba a few months back, the fashion pack booked and hopped over the Straits of Florida to (legally) experience firsthand what this incredible country has to offer. First up was Stella McCartney who went all out and threw a Cuban soiree, even going so far as to invite actors portraying Fidel Castro and Che Guevara to come out and enjoy mojitos and chocolate cigars.
On Wednesday, L’Oréal announced a license agreement with Proenza Schouler to produce the first fragrance for the luxury brand.
Photo: @kimkardashian/Instagram Kanye West and Pharrell are clearly pals and their friendship made for some great moments on the red carpet — and on stage at the CFDA’s where Kanye awarded Pharrell his Fashion Icon Award – last night. The two of them, alongside their respective wives Kim Kardashian and Helen Lasichanh, were really cute posing together, giving the peace sign and sharing a laugh. It wouldn’t be hard to imagine the four of them going on a double date and it being the best time ever. But apparently, their hijinx went beyond just a group of friends having fun, as Kim revealed that Pharrell and Helen actually saved her life last night! “Shout out to Pharrell & Helen who saved my life last night! LOL After the awards at dinner the feathers of my dress caught on fire from a candle & they jumped on me to get it out! #WereOn,” wrote Kim as a caption to the above image.
With its final daily edition having been delivered to subscribers on April 24, fashion tomeWomen’s Wear Daily has officially gone weekly. And to launch its new format, the magazine is releasing six special text-free covers, each featuring a young star (or stars) of the design world. The so-called WWDWeekly has revealed the covers on its Twitter and Instagram accoutns: The Row (aka Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen), Proenza Schouler (Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez), Sacai’s Chitose Abe, J.W. Anderson’s Jonathan Anderson, Alexander Wang, and Christopher Kane, all photographed in striking black and white portraits by Nigel Parry.
Amidst all the over-the-top trends that emerged during fashion month— think bejeweled headphones, face jewelry, and Looney Tunes characters— a quieter change was taking place on an often overlooked part of the body often in fashion: the arms. This was popular in Victorian times, characterized by a voluminous detail near the shoulder, which tapers down into the wrist—you know, it looks like a leg of mutton, and if you don’t know what a mutton means, it’s a lamb! The mutton continued to make an appearance on runways in London, at Simone Rocha, in Milan at Marni and Jil Sander, and in Paris at Miu Miu and Louis Vuitton, but it’s not the only shape that designers have in mind for us next season. The extra-long sleeve, one that’s four to five inches longer than your finger tips, the one that makes you feel the coziest when you hide your arms inside it, and maybe you pretend you are a ghost with the sleeves hanging limply over your hands, was also a major contender this season, showing up in the collections of everyone from The Row, to Giorgio Armani, to Stella McCartney.
We learn a lot about beauty when we go backstage at Fashion Week — the insider tips and tricks we gather from makeup artists, hairstylist, manicurists, and models are really what inspire us and the content we create going into the next season.