2/19/09

FASHION WEEK: PROENZA SCHOULER FW 09.

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Proenza Schouler's Fall/Winter 2009 collection can be summed up in 3 words: clean, fresh, and modern.  
The beautiful textures and color palette stole the show in this collection. Luxurious fabrics such as tweed and silk  and rich colors worked in harmony to create an elegant and visually stimulating collection.  A gorgeous midnight blue cropped wrap neck pea coat shined next to a chic shade of charcoal gray pants.  A camel colored coat contrasted beautifully with its salt-and-pepper fur collar. Mixed tweeds were executed succesfully in layered looks.    Most looks included semi sheer tights and versatile copper toe platform heel boots that added to the cohesion of the collection.   The long cuffed winter short made many appearances paired with opaque colored tights; a very wearable look that is  perfect for Fall.  

Dresses were impeccably constructed and were a major cornerstone of the show.    Some of the most impressive ones came in rich colors of silk that were contrasted by black contouring or worn over sheer long sleeved basics. Spruce colored silk dipped effortlessly into inky black on a sleek off the shoulder dress. A dark violet dress with bustier details and quilted silk was breathtaking.  

Proenza Schouler FW 09 is one of the strongest collections I've seen this season.  Designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez continue to be creative without abandoning their clean and tailored aesthetic.  This collection will be a major staple for the stylish "downtown girl" that values the classic over the trendy.    

3 comments:

Joie said...

As a former fashion student i wouldn't necessarily describe this like as "clean". The hose are certainly not semi-sheer and somewhat rather thick. Overall I agree with the downtown girl .. but on particular pieces of the collection... Glad to see you choose this one.

Michelle. said...
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Michelle. said...

When I described this collection as clean I was using this definition of the word: "having a simple, well-defined, and pleasing shape." While some of the hosiery was thick/opaque others were not as opaque and a little see through, you can see some of the models' skin under the hosiery so I described it as semi sheer, but everything is relative.

Thanks for commenting :-).