Thursday, September 17, 2015

Proenza Schouler Spring 2015 NYFW



Dorothy Parker might have said “what fresh hell can this be?”… Or something to that effect if she were attending countless fashion presentations during NYFW Spring 2016... In particular Proenza Schouler for said season.
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Having never really been a fan nor been able to understand all the attention and fawning that they garner, this collection surely didn’t solve or answer the conundrum. When a reviewer receives messages in the latter evening hours asking “have you seen it?” …  “Makes me sick” and lest us ever forget the popular message of “can you freakin believe it?” Well suffice to say the time has come to offer my opinions.
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After viewing the collection several times at this point, it occurs to me that the boys decided they took a liking to a more recently designed/ruffled Balenciaga collection (added some peek a boo cut outs) and that they might have consulted with Shayne Olivier on the Hood By Air collection. Having always been a fan of bows, it hurt my eyes, as well as my heart, to see those limp and skimpy excuses for bows which seem to be attached to almost everything along with a surfeit amount of strings hanging off garments. Then we come to that old harping concept of... HTF... you get the idea yes?? .. of how do you hang these clothes when they get to a store but then again that’s assuming retailers are dumb enough to try to resell them.
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So again it must be asked... what’s all the talk about? Yes the clothes were finished better than most design school projects but apparently the designers have neglected to think about real women wanting... Well, maybe wanting... to wear these creations. All this complication for the sake of design, for the sake of being different and it winds up looking like 12 other collections. So, remind me, what’s so great here and can this really be what supposedly great fashion is all about?