Proenza Schouler Autumn Winter 2011

The prints on this Proenza Schouler collection were all over the place, and mostly look strange, not necessarily in a good way. While I wouldn’t say this was a terrible collection, I don’t feel there was much of note either.

I love…

Proenza Schouler, New York Fashion Week, womenswear, autumn winter 2011

the colour blocking on this dress and the beautiful necklace.

Proenza Schouler, New York Fashion Week, womenswear, autumn winter 2011

an elegant dress with a colourful print.

I loathe…

Proenza Schouler, New York Fashion Week, womenswear, autumn winter 2011

a really horrible print for trousers. Plus that coat is...weird.

Proenza Schouler, New York Fashion Week, womenswear, autumn winter 2011

tops that look like they've been made out of garbage bags.

Proenza Schouler, New York Fashion Week, womenswear, autumn winter 2011

dressing like a hippie that plays hacky sack.

All images from Vogue.com.

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  • http://twitter.com/CiaoBrad Brad

    Honestly, Alexandra – I’m really worried about Proenza Schouler… This was the all-American design duo that I honestly thought may FINALLY rival their European counterparts in terms of style, quality, sex appeal, and luxury – They were ALWAYS my favourite EVERY NYFW – And, now the last TWO collections have morphed into Opening Ceremony New York hipster/manrepeller kitsch – Bordering on all that Band of Outsiders, Rag & Bone, Stevan Alan CRAP – This is VERY distressing and very sad – I know that fashion/style is not in the blood of Americans like it is the Italians & the French, but are there any true “designers” in America?? WHO is gonna’ SAVE NY/American fashion, Alexandra….??

  • Anonymous

    Well, based on what I’ve seen so far, Donna Karan is saving American fashion. And that’s not very exciting at all!

    I totally agree about Proenza Schouler, when I looked at this show I was thinking “remind me of why they are successful?”

  • http://twitter.com/CiaoBrad Brad

    Donna Karen does some nice work, but much of it is in the past – Now, I was gonna’ say maybe Joseph Altuzarra could be the spark that ignites American fashion, but I just found out that he was born & raised in Paris!! And worked under Italian Riccardo Tisci @ Givenchy – I don’t know, Alexandra, I just don’t think Americans have fashion/style in their blood… :-( Maybe Alexander Wang once he gets out of his T-Shirt phase……?? :-)