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On Wednesday, Proenza Schouler’s Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez held their Fall/Winter 2015 show in the old Whitney Museum, now an extension of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The open format makes a suitable space for any showcase, but McCollough and Hernandez designed a collection that especially resonated in the environment, citing as inspirations the abstract expressionist painter Helen Frankenthaler and minimalist sculptor Robert Morris, who had solo exhibitions there 1969 and 1970 respectively.
This played out in tops, skirts, and dresses deconstructed into thick strips wrapped tightly or loosely fluttering around the figure (a clear reference to Morris’s felt wall sculptures). A similarly shaped fur stole and other fur details paid homage to glam 1940s-era art gallery goers. The duo showed a few cowhide coats amid a palette of red, black, and grey; this included red-on-red, black-on-red, and black-on-white patterns echoing Frankenthaler’s canvases. Fishnet tights completed most of the looks–proving some fashion staples are timeless, too.
For more from NYFW Fall/Winter 2015, click here.
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