May 07, 2018 | By Lizzy Bowring
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SANTA FE CHIC
New York: Ethnic motifs seem to have become a new signature for Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler. Over the course of the past few seasons, the designers have cited craft and dyeing techniques from Peru, Guatemala, Japan and Africa, but this season they gathered their references from within the U.S. On a recent trip to Santa Fe, the designers were drawn to the striking geometric patterns on Native American blankets, which they tweaked and pixelated on the computer, making for prints and patterns that spoke of the inspiration but were still completely unique. Macramé skirts and hand-painted velvet pieces solidified their new devotion to craft. Spiral-cut sheaths were a repeat from Pre-Fall, but deserved a second look, and slouchy pants (both woven and knit versions) and roomy button-up shorts were right on in their slightly-off proportions. The perfect balance of luxury, craft and cool, the collection is another hit.
Color: Citrus tones / Purple / Teal / Burnt orange / Jewel tones / Black / Grey
Key Items: Slouchy carrot pants / Patterned sweaters / Spiral-cut dresses / Painted velvet dresses
Materials: Hand-painted velvet / Intarsia knits / Macramé / Silk shirtings / Lamb / Guipure lace / Silk-wool blends for jackets and dresses / Lacquered leather
Details + Trim: Spiral cuts / Contrast lapels / Zip-off panels / Peplums
Print + Pattern: Native American blanket motifs / Geometrics
Accessories + Footwear: Bear claw necklace / Filigree necklace / Leather or woven clutches / Haircalf belts / Macramé sandals / Strappy sandals / Lace-up boots
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