Proenza Schouler

For spring, Jack McCullough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler started with the basics—polo shirts, parkas, pleated kilts, and blouses. The results, however, were anything but: two-toned jackets, perforated leather dirndls, dual-colored pants, Prince of Wales check, liberal use of python in honey golds and cobalts, and a succession of deconstructed argyle sweaters paired with ankle length fringed skirts. The brand is incredibly skilled at pairing disparate elements—color, texture, and material-for an off-kilter balance. It was  21st-century, unfussy American sportswear.

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