After 20 years in business and having caused the loss of reputations, failed retail shops and joblessness, these two have still not distilled a look... a signature that you can look at and this is Proenza Schouler!click image to enlarge
“With Omicron fading, they’re looking forward to a fall season of strong tailoring and soft dresses whose sophistication is matched by a body-conscious sensuality.” Oh really? I see pear shaped silhouettes in many dresses and strong shouldered tailoring in a few jackets and basically just a lot of clothes... most of them unflattering.click image to enlarge
“Can a strapless dress with volume evocative of 18th century panniers really feel effortless? Yes, if it’s in sculpted knitwear with a circular bias-cut skirt. “Some fashion genius will have to explain this to me and tell me why or when panniers were ever even imagined to be effortless or for that matter useful or utilitarian; not even Galliano thought them useful other than for spectacle.click image to enlarge
All I know is none of this will ever matter and none of it will ever be remembered for its beauty. 20 years and approximately 80 collections later and they are still searching for a look and an identity!click image to enlarge
can’t tell who is drinking the Kool-Aid. The reviewer or the designers....