About the only thing Proenza Schouler’s Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez took from Spring 2011 and continued into Pre-Fall 2011 are the neon colors, giving us a fiery pink sleeveless number and an orange wool coat. For Pre-Fall 2011 Proenza Schouler envisioned much, much longer hemlines and a wide array of Peruvian Ikat patterns, Guatemalan stripes and tribal prints. Statement knits, McCollough and Hernandez said, is what Proenza Schouler Pre-Fall 2011 is all about.
Unlike the previously sexy and coquettish Proenza Schouler school girl, for pre-fall she traded in her minis and lacy numbers for comfortable knee-length shorts and hippie Peruvian chunky knits. Even the more polished looks consisting of a tailored black coat is matched with a slouchy pant or a pair of shorts and buttoned up shirt – all in mix-and-match ethnic prints. Indeed, the Proenza Schouler Pre-Fall 2011 girl is about as unsexy as one can get.
The one item in the new Proenza Schouler collection that shouldn’t get lost in all the prints and tweeds is the zip-off convertible coat. The super chic strong shoulder black coat comes with a zip-off hemline turning it into a cropped, no less chic, jacket. Coming in two versions, one of them has an alpaca hem surely turning it into the ‘It’ item of the forthcoming Pre-Fall season.
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