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.

Now we get to the Proenza Schouler bags. As I mentioned earlier, the PS1 does not go down the runway as it is not part of the runway collection. Tonight we were introduced to the Proenza Schouler PS11, the structured sophisticated sister of the PS1. There are many similar elements to the coveted PS1. The buckle detail which takes center stage in the PS1 is merely a slight addition to the PS11, sitting at the bottom of the bag. There is also a back zipper pocket, same as what you will find on the PS1.

The PS11 offers more of a structured look and a smaller size, which will transition brilliantly from day to night. Inverted stud detail catches your eye along with the combination of gold and platinum buckles and hardware. The PS11 is the edgier sister to the PS1 and we are loving it.

For the next 23 hours you can pre-order the PS11 in either black or saddle leather for $1850 via Proenza Schouler online. Keep in mind the bag will not ship until July 30th, 2010.

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  • Alana

    Wow, thanks for posting so quickly! Love love love love love it!

  • hazel briones


    this quite nice chanel… :)

  • Al

    Decent price point, lets hope the quality is better than the PS1. However, my initial reaction was: “EIK!” It’s reminiscent of the grill of a Jeep with edgy studs. The strap, aesthetic, and leather just don’t do it for me. I’m glad PS introduced a new bag though, because perhaps now I can anticipate sales of the PS1 at prices it deserves.

  • CarolineLondon

    I wasn’t convinced by the PS1 (and bought an Oversize Alexa instead) but this I love.
    Shame I can’t afford it so soon after my Mulberry splurge :(

  • MAX

    It reminds me of Hermes culth+Louis Vuitton clutch the one with many LV locks in the front

  • cge

    Love it!!! Agree with Max, as I immediately thought of the Hermes clutch I’ve lusted after for quite a while. And the studs on it look very much like the ones on the Hermes cuff I adore. Megs, when will this hit the stores (I assume the PS web site will release them earlier than retail?), and do you know the dimensions? Thanks so much for giving us a preview.

  • tadpolenyc

    it’s nice. i like it, but i still prefer the ps1.

  • carrie

    Love the look of it, too bad it’s small.

  • Loquita

    Love it!!!! I still would prefer a PS1 for the price since it’s a better day bag, but this one is adorable. I am a bit concerned about the stud detail becoming dated, however, especially for an investment bag like this one.

  • elinasofia

    Has anyone else noticed how the studs are not positioned evenly on the bag, one is right beside the closure, the other one a little further apart?

    • I wonder if that is the intention or not. I see that now that you mentioned it. Interesting. I personally love symmetry…

    • Jai

      Wow, now that you pointed that out, it really bugs me, otherwise I like the bag.

      • Mochababe73

        Yeah, for that price point, I expect perfect symmetry. Anyway, I don’t like the bag. The colors are gorgeous, but it takes too much to get into it. Not functional for a mother of two boys.

  • 19yearslater

    Hmm, it’s not measuring up to its sister bag PS1 for me. Nice, but not something I’d use.

  • JenG

    I like it!

  • Kimberley

    The saddle is a beautiful color. By the look of the video this was also available in soft white and a blue. Love that this is slightly more feminine, elegant and very structured. I like the grill, it is a refreshing take from Proenza. Love it!

  • Margherita

    i don’t really like it, much better ps1

  • natalie

    is not online anymore!

  • James

    Lovely bag but it’s a heavy copy of Hermes with the metal detailing.

  • Elyse

    i think its a bit ugly with the grill on the front. (fb)

  • Joy

    depends on the size
    is it the size of a clutch? if so, beautiful!
    but if its big,, im not into big messenger bags like this
    but great blog!