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Proenza Schouler’s Fall 2009 Collection Is Nothing Short of Memorable

Even with the absence of bright colors, Proenza Schouler managed to debut a statement collection at New York Fashion Week. What started off as an assortment of gray knit tights and overcoats appropriate for cool autumn breezes soon progressed into a series of sexy off-the-shoulder tops and dresses, coupled with cutout frocks reminiscent of Alexander Wang’s designs.

One of the best features of the show easily was the chunky, laced-up platforms models sported . . . even with dresses!  Certainly a unique and inspiring take on evening wear, and surely a way to create a memorable outfit (take note!).  One texture that made a recurring appearance was tweed, but don’t be so quick to judge, this isn’t your grandfather’s sport coat we’re talking about here.  Proenza Schouler designers Jack McCullough and Lazaro Hernandez successfully used the fabric with a modern-day flare, using tweed for pieces such as a body-hugging turtleneck and asymmetrically-hemmed skirt.

All in all, the collection was a major success. The looks radiated sophistication and undeniable sexiness . . . perfect for the 21st century woman who has it all.

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