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Proenza Schouler

The Proenza Schouler spring 2016 ready-to-wear collection pulled off fashion’s triple threat: the offering was contemporary, unique, and saluted the past. Most designers strive to achieve this, yet it rarely happens that a collection features exactly what people want to wear. In this case, it was ultra-femininity by way of simple shapes and volumes, yet in a different style than Delpozo, Assoulin, or Oscar de la Renta—a beautiful homage to the king of the genre, Cristóbal Balenciaga.

Founders: Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez

Owner: Proenza Schouler, LLC

Designers: Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez

Year Established: 2002

Spring 2016 Inspiration: Iberia.

Star Pieces: A series of dresses with see-through bodice; and crisscross top with bell sleeves and different embellishments.

The Middle Eastern Sale: It is no secret that we love ruffles in all their forms. The more, the merrier.

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