Proenza Schouler Goes Abstract

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Published February 18, 2010

If Jackson Pollock did graffiti, it would probably look something like the Proenza Schouler’s schizophrenic scribble prints. Done in black-and-white or black-and-blueon a series of understatedly sassy skinny jeans, the captivating print was a result of what will undoubtedly be a blockbuster collaboration with J. Brand. But Jack and Lazaro’s adventures in pattern didn’t stop there. Distorted, painterly plaids appeared on toggle coats and mini dresses, while an abstracted blue, violet, green, and black feather print was paired with a decidedly more electric sound wave-meets-Aztec pattern in a similar palette. Naughty-school girl pleated black looks paired with sheer thigh highs toned things down midway through the show. The final looks, a selection of expertly draped cocktail frocks embellished with a few sweet flower motifs, brought a maturity to the collection. But it is without a doubt the design duo’s manic prints that will have the cool kids fighting over Proenza’s fall 2010.