We’ve already taken several looks at Proenza Schouler’s impressive Fall 2014 runway bags, but the bags that you see in fashion shows are never the full story of what a brand will offer in any given season.
The duo behind Proenza Schouler, Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough, just finished their Fall/Winter 2010 show in New York City Fashion Week. They joined many other designers in live-streaming their show, which was crisp, brought us close-up views, with the only downside being that it started 26 minutes behind schedule.
What did Proenza Schouler have in store for us from their Fall/Winter 2010 collection? We saw graffiti high waist skinny jeans, which were created in collaboration with J Brand. The toggle coats are sensational, completely wearable and calling out to everyone who was at the show. The color palette was dark and lustrous with touches of blues. Dimension was added with fur. (more…)
One of our favorite handbag styles at the moment, the Proenza Schouler PS1, is now available on their website. This bag has continued to catch our attention, with its schoolgirl appeal and masculine yet ladylike vibe. I will continue to applaud the boys behind PS, who have made Proenza Schouler bags become part of our handbag vocabulary.
In December we first got news that Proenza Schouler would open up their online sales and were selling web exclusives. After we posted this, all of you helped sell out their limited edition wallets. (more…)
Everybody is talking about Proenza Schouler. Even though the “it” bag craze has died down, there are still designers that are churning out handbags that are must have’s. The newest addition to this group is Proenza Schouler bags. Celebrities have been flocking to this line and sporting the coveted Proenza Schouler PS1 around town (Mary Kate Olsen and Leighton Meester are two fans). Is the craze really worth it? We believe so. While the suede bags from Proenza Schouler are great, the idea of a suede bag scares most people off. Suede is undoubtably hard to keep clean and shows wear very easily.
This is why we would opt for a bright color in leather, just like the Proenza Schouler PS1 Leather Pochette which is done in vibrant chartreuse. Lime green can be a scary color to wear, but it is brilliant to add the perfect pop of color to an accessory rather than an entire outfit. This bag will stand out with a little black dress or look perfectly chic with jeans and a tee shirt. The PS1 Pochette adds a cool dimension with the strap detailing, which is what this line has become known for. There is a fold over flap with a lock and strap fastening as well as compartments at the front, a zipped compartment at the back, and an inside zipped compartment. Buy through Net A Porter for $895.
At this point, you guys know me, and you know that I’m an absolute sucker for a seasonal printed Proenza Schouler PS1. The bag I carry almost every day is a digital blanket-print version from Fall 2011, and every time Proenza makes a beautiful patterned textile and doesn’t do a PS1 version of it, I weep silently.
I have absolutely positively no qualms in declaring my never-ending love for Proenza Schouler. The schoolgirl bags with their downtown vibe have yet to lose traction in the accessory world. With new materials, patterns and colors constantly being released on the many versions of the beloved PS1, there an option for everyone.
I rounded up four new Proenza Schouler bags that feature different prints and materials to see which one you’d like the best.
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Normally we do our Save, Spend, Splurge features with different brands that achieve a similar look at a variety of price points, but everyone on the PurseBlog team is so obsessed with Proenza Schouler’s bags that we thought the brand deserved a post all to itself. Believe it or not, Proenza actually does offer its bags and accessories at a fairly wide price point.
You can even get the very expensive python look for less than $200, depending on your personal taste and accessories budget. If you’ve got somewhat more generous means, well, Proenza can accomodate that as well, of course. Whether you’re partial to neutral tones or neons, PS1s or PS11s…didn’t we tell you that these bags were versatile? (more…)