Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough tapped into a new period of time, with their Proenza Schouler fall 2022 collection. The collection formed a reinterpretation of two-plus years of lockdowns, uncertainty, and everything that came with it, juxtaposed with a very welcome sense of hope and optimism. Strong dresses versus soft tailoring predict a fall full of wearable, body-conscious clothes.
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Proenza Schouler fall 2022
On the first day of New York Fashion Week, Proenza Schouler set the tone for a hopeful fall season. With Omikron slowly fading, the designers are more than ready for the time laying ahead of us. A sense of dressed-up formality, combined with laid-back silhouettes and materials, reminded of Proenza Schouler’s very first collection when the designer duo graduated from Parsons in 2003. Hernandez and McCollough even incorporated the corset-like looks, for which the brand became known. However, they took on a new shape, based on the years that have passed by. The sequin-embellished pieces betrayed the designers’ need for a good, old party, while other Young Pope-inspired gowns nodded towards binging Netflix all winter long. Sculpted knitwear and soft waist-shapers created interesting silhouettes wrapped around the torso, sneakily referring to something we’ve all been missing: a firm hug around the middle.