Proenza Schouler’s First-Ever Collection Revisited

by Ally Batista

Designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez have made a serious name for themselves as the brains behind the major high fashion label Proenza Schouler. They’ve come a long way since their 2003 debut collection at New York Fashion Week and with their recent CFDA win, the two are unstoppable.

Devoted fans of the brand will be excited to hear that their unforgettable first collection is coming back to life. Barneys New York is releasing an exclusive capsule collection of updated pieces from fall 2003, called “Proenza Schouler: First Collection.”

Launched in celebration of the label’s tenth anniversary, the partnership is especially meaningful because Barneys was famously the first to take a leap of faith on the young designers, scooping up their entire graduate collection from Parsons School Of Design.

WWD reports that the line will consist of 19 pieces ranging from $850 to $5,650, including their iconic metallic bustier dress, and will be available at Barneys’ Madison Avenue and Los Angeles stores starting Friday (and, no doubt, sold out shortly thereafter).

“They started our career, so the idea of reissuing the first show felt full circle,” Hernandez told Eric Wilson. “It just felt right to give them something special.”

I think the idea of re-launching an classic collection is great. Not only is it revisiting a past favorite, but it gives one the opportunity to purchase items they had lusted over years prior, without having to troll through eBay and deal with pre-worn mystery clothing.

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