9 hours ago | By Lizzy Bowring
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New York: Craft has been an overarching theme for Proenza Schouler over the past few seasons, beginning with the tribal prints of last year’s Resort collection and continuing with references to South American fabric arts and Native American blankets for Pre-Fall 11 and F/W 11 respectively. Their current offering was inspired by San Francisco in the late 1960s, and borrows the pieced-together constructions and earthy tones of the era. Chunky color blocked and striped knits — including a standout Baja pullover — had a handmade quality, and leather used for wide trim and pockets made pieces feel more substantial. Short-shorts and skirts with dimensional utility pockets are sure to appeal to the label’s cadre of young, hip fans, and printed and color-blocked shifts and shirtdresses looked easy to wear, capturing the relaxed attitude of the time period that inspired them. –Joanna Manganaro
Color: Turmeric / Rust / Maroon / Khaki / Olive green / Optic white / Black / Grey
Key Items: Skirts with utility pockets / Flared pants / Pieced linen short suit / Pieced shirtdress / Knit Baja jacket
Materials: Crisp linen / Silk georgette / Thick cotton twill / Poplin shirtings / Leather / Chunky yarns
Print + Pattern: Swirling marble motifs / Wide wavy stripes / Geometrics
Details + Trim: Piecing / Color-blocking / Leather trim / Utility pockets / Leather pockets
Accessories + Footwear: Chunky statement necklaces by Alex & Lee / Rounded sunglasses / Pieced leather PS1 bags / Wristlet clutch / Skinny belts / Peep-toe ankle-strap wedges
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