The Proenza Schouler Pre-Fall 2017 collection featured reworked the hemlines with extravagant asymmetric finishes. For this season, the brand mixed it up with solid-color designs trimmed with ruffles and striped variations finished with metallic beading.
The collection continued with strong tailoring, with cross dresses, slightly cropped trousers, long belts to cinch the waist, covered in metal eyelets. Rich prints, accordion pleats, slices of colour were prominent. Meanwhile accessories included dinky handbags and fierce leather totes.
Photographed by Ethan James Green, Proenza Schouler’s latest lookbook stars three transgender models (Stav Strashko, Torraine Futurum and Marcs Marcus), along with Michelle Gutknecht and Emm Arruda.
“We have admired Ethan’s work for a while now and have many mutual friends in New York. Ethan’s way of capturing distinct personalities in a socially conscious and progressive way and his strong connection with New York and its underground subcultures is something we respect,” Proenza co-founders Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez said. The duo asked Green to cast models he had previously worked with and Green called upon his talented, diverse peers.
McCollough and Hernandez more than approved of Green’s choices. “The mix felt right and the overall message of diversity very contemporary,” they told the Cut, adding, “The whole thing felt like the New York we know.”
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