Does this signal the beginning of a major shift in celeb handbag-carrying proclivities? Kate Bosworth is the first non-fashion celebrity we’ve spotted with a Proenza Schouler PS13 Satchel on her arm. As you’ll remember, the PS13 was shrouded in mystery until last month, when pics were finally unveiled. The bag, a part of Proenza Schouler’s Resort 2013 collection, just became available for sale this week – you can get your hands on one for $2495 at Net-A-Porter.
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Proenza Schouler hosted limited press previews of Proenza Schouler Pre-Fall 2013 last week, which presents a few problems. Namely, we want to see the bags, but Proenza only releases a limited number of collection images to the public, and they’re all full looks; you can see half a bag in some of them, if you look really closely. What’s a bag lover to do?
First, I will admit that my thoughts on the Proenza Schouler Large Leather-Lined PS1 are probably more complex than they should be, and definitely more complex than would indicate optimal mental stability. I’ve been carrying a Large PS1 as my everyday bag for a year, though, and in that time, I’ve formed a couple of opinions. (Who, me? Opinions? I know you’re all shocked.)
If you’ve owned a PS1, or even spent any time examining one in a store, you probably understand why the brand initially chose a jacquard textile instead of leather or suede as its default lining.
When photos first started to leak out of the Proenza Schouler Resort 2013 press previews, I saw a bag that I haven’t been able to stop thinking about since: the Proenza Schouler Holographic PS11. Over those months, every time I spotted another bag that I wanted to buy, I’d stop myself and think, “Wait, you don’t like this as much as you like the holo PS11.
When the reviews for the Proenza Schouler Resort 2013 collection started rolling in this past summer, I became agitated. Not because of what I saw, but because of what I didn’t – the reviews mentioned a bag known as the Proenza Schouler PS13 that had been shown at the brand’s press previews, but not a single outlet published a picture of it.
Hello, early risers! We have a treat for you. A little later this morning, Moda Operandi is launching a presale of the entire Proenza Schouler Spring 2013 runway accessories and shoe collections, the first full collection presale that the brand has ever done. That means that we also get an up-close look at the incredibly detailed, post-modern accessories that Proenza sent down the runway, all for your viewing pleasure.
Last week I was sitting a few seats back from the gorgeous Olivia Wilde at the Ralph Lauren Spring 2013 show. I always arrive at shows early (it’s my type-A personality), and as I patiently waited for the show to begin, I enjoyed watching the celebrities arrive and be inundated by camera flashes. Olivia is one of those beautiful women that when you look at her, you can’t decide what exactly makes her so striking, but she simply is.
As we mentioned last week, Proenza Schouler tends to put its most directional accessories on the runway instead of the bags and leather goods that actually fly off of store shelves. That’s the case for most designers, but Proenza is particularly notable because there’s such a wide gulf between the runway bags and the rest of the line; you needn’t look further than Proenza Schouler Spring 2013 for proof.
Without question, the New York Fashion Week show I look forward to the most is Proenza Schouler’s. The brand’s collections always feel fresh and directional, and even though they only show a couple of bags on the runway per season, those pieces are usually a good indication of what’s to come from Proenza’s full accessories line, as far as prints, textures and colors go.
Some people just don’t dig a recognizable bag, and that’s fine; most brands produce lots of bags that don’t make a big enough splash to draw huge amounts of attention from passers by, so flying under the radar and still maintaining a high standard for your bag collection is always totally possible. It’s been hard lately if you’re a Proenza Schouler fan, though.