After two blockbuster handbag hits with the PS1 and PS11 bags, Proenza Schouler’s accessories success has been in something of a holding pattern. That happens to many brands after an initial fit of success; learning how to turn those first instincts into stable, replicable growth requires a little bit of alchemy, at the very least. Based on the Proenza Schouler Fall 2014 handbags, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez may have hit their stride.
The bags in this collection feature a lot of notable details: a repurposed portion of the PS11 hardware, tons of gorgeous crocodile skins, tactile short fur elements, prints, colorblocking. What’s most notable, though, is that the bags finally feel fresh. They don’t feel like PS1 retreads, and they aren’t the kind of misfire that the PS13 turned out to be. They’re modern, luxurious and notably Proenza, just like they should be.
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