Edgy, sexy and all covered up

Based in New York, Proenza Schouler was started by designers Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough. Since its launch in 2002, Proenza Schouler has received several awards, including the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Womenswear Designer of the Year award and the 2009 CFDA Accessory Designer of the Year Award. The label has evolved beautifully and its new collection says it all.

Unlike the Spring 2011 collection which is more polished, the Resort collection is more fun, young and edgy. There is something extremely sexy about button up shirts and Proenza Schouler does it very well.

The Resort collection was inspired by a vacation the duo took to India, hence the prints and textures.


I love print-on-print and the visual impact of this look is stunning.

The vibrancy of the colours used is typically African and tribal. I like the strong colours, very edgy.

A monochrome look but the pants are fantastic and to die for. The importance of accessorising is emphasised here. I love the peep-toe, lace-up, laser-cut leather sandals!

In case you are curious, there were other models featured but Kate Kosushkina was prefect for most of the pieces. Fierce and edgy, that’s the way the collection should be worn.

Again, covered with a black long sleeved top, the dress is given an almost rock and roll feel.

There are times to look polished and elegant and there are times to look edgy and chic. For as long as I can, I hope to embrace the latter. The former can wait till I’m about 50.

X Sybil

(All images from Style.com)

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