Proenza Schouler Spring/Summer 2014
Last season, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez proclaimed that they were feeling more “grown-up,” showing a collection that featured a muted palette and loftier cuts. A far cry from their Spring/Summer 2013 show that featured loud prints inspired by “browsing the Internet” (really, they did research on Tumblr, no less), this season the designers sent out a sophisticated showing of tailored jackets, monochrome prints and painted metallic pleats that alluded a bit to labels like Calvin Klein, Balenciaga and Céline. But where some labels fail to find the proper way to evolve and mature, Proenza Schouler has gone from strength to strength with their most recent collections. Take note, Mulleavy sisters.