– EN Fashion – Proenza Schouler went back to “honest fabrics” for its fall/ winter 2019 collection.
Designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez showed off their latest work at New York Fashion Week on Monday night (11Feb19), with a presentation full of loose lines and flowing fits.
“I think for a long time we relied on these crazy fabrics that had never been done before and the technology of that,” Hernandez said backstage, according to the Star Tribune. “But somehow when you work too hard on that, you sort of lose the woman sometimes. So we really challenged ourselves to create new forms out of really honest fabrics, honest classic heritage fabrics from traditional looms, and to create fresh new fashion without the tricks of all that technology.”
Influenced by the “incomplete” open cubes of the late artist Sol LeWitt, models showed off swishing knit dresses, oversized suits and new takes on the cold shoulder – where material was cut out from nearer the armpit area.
Shailene Woodley, Liya Kebede and Karen Elson were among the celebrities who watched on as McCollough and Hernandez displayed their “version of the New York woman”.
Philipp Plein also showed in America’s fashion capital on Monday, stuffing his runway full of the sexy, edgy silhouettes he’s known for.
Leather looks worked well alongside chequered fabrics branded with the word Plein, with both men and women walking in the show.
Neon yellow was the German designer’s colour of the night, with the vivid hue used on men’s suit jackets, padded coats, stomach-baring tops, skintight trousers and on the signature yellow chequered garments.
Tuesday sees shows from Coach, Naeem Khan and Oscar de la Renta.