I think it would be fair to say that Proenza Schouler is a brand looking for its Next Big Thing, accessory-wise. Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez proved their handbag bonafides with the PS1 and PS11 and have, and the success of those two designs increased the brand’s profile and power in huge ways. The duo has continued its accessories success since then, but once you have a huge hit, I’m betting it’s pretty hard to stop reaching for another.

Enter the brand’s Spring 2016 runway show, which took place earlier this week in NYC. There was only one bag featured in the presentation: a medium-sized, chain-strapped shoulder bag with a flap closure and modified PS1 hardware. The brand presented it in flat leathers, patchwork exotics and with embellishments like studs and appliques, and it looked pretty good in all of them.

Although Proenza Schouler’s line doesn’t lack shoulder bags, it felt like a strong addition; hardware has always been one of PS’s strong suits when it comes to brand recognition, and the squared chain links and hollowed front closure would fit well in the brand’s hardware pantheon. Consumers tend to like a leather insert in chain shoulder straps for comfort reasons, though, so we’ll see in a few months if that stops anyone.

Check out all the runway versions of the bag below.

[Photos via Vogue Runway]

Proenza-Schoulder-Spring-2016-Runway-Bags-1 Proenza-Schoulder-Spring-2016-Runway-Bags-2 Proenza-Schoulder-Spring-2016-Runway-Bags-3 Proenza-Schoulder-Spring-2016-Runway-Bags-5 Proenza-Schoulder-Spring-2016-Runway-Bags-6 Proenza-Schoulder-Spring-2016-Runway-Bags-7 Proenza-Schoulder-Spring-2016-Runway-Bags-8 Proenza-Schoulder-Spring-2016-Runway-Bags-9 Proenza-Schoulder-Spring-2016-Runway-Bags-10 Proenza-Schoulder-Spring-2016-Runway-Bags-11
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Nene
Nene
7 years ago

Love them – any idea on the price range?

Stina Sias
Stina Sias
7 years ago
Reply to  Nene

Yes- or release dates?

Pam
Pam
7 years ago

Love them too! I want the green one! I already have a PS courier in black python and a color block Elliott from last Fall. They are 2 of my most carried bags. PS bags are very well designed. I love the look of the chain strap- just not sure how comfy it is to carry

Suzanne
Suzanne
7 years ago

Love the bag, hate the chain… Which saddens me greatly, as PS is my favorite designer, hands down.

FashionableLena
FashionableLena
7 years ago

Looks like every other ladylike box bag except with a chain.

lavinia
lavinia
7 years ago

I agree. Plus the chain makes the bag heavy and I hate heavy bags. I do not think PS do good with accessories, sorry

Bianca Mosca
7 years ago

As you say PS are trying a little too hard to come up with something different but the execution falls short both on the design front (too much fussy detail) and in production where the quality is not good enough.

Dylan Propst
Dylan Propst
7 years ago

Kind of reminds me of Loeffler Randall Ryder bag. Not a fan.

Lisa
Lisa
7 years ago

Love the chunky chain, especially in the simpler versions (1,4,5,6,7) — it may be reminiscent of some other designers but to me it feels fresh. Now it’s a question of what the quality’s really like and at what price point. I’ll definitely check them out!

carefulincole
carefulincole
7 years ago
Reply to  Lisa

Love the chain, too. It is so match with this new bag in different color.

Jdii Mughal
Jdii Mughal
7 years ago

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collections please chekout our Clutche collections.

Jess
Jess
7 years ago

Love love love!! I want one in camel. Saving up for the photo used to show the article. And the way they’ve painted the model’s nails two different colours. Just makes it! I copied that idea over the weekend 🙂

Jdii Mughal
Jdii Mughal
7 years ago

you have nice
collections please chekout our Handbags collections.

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