Proenza Schouler is a New York based womenswear and accessories brand founded in 2002 by designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez. The duo met while studying at Parsons School of Design, collaborating on their senior thesis, which would eventually become their first collection as Proenza Schouler. The collection was bought in its entirety by Barneys New York.
Proenza Schouler is named after the two designers' mothers' maiden names, Proenza being the maiden name of Hernandez' mother and Schouler that of McCollough's mother.
Proenza Schouler is defined by its fusion of craftsmanship and attention to detail with a sense of refined ease. Inspiration drawn from contemporary art and youth culture is combined with an emphasis on tailoring and the use of custom developed fabrics.
Proenza Schouler launched its first handbag collection in 2008, including the PS1, a classic satchel that embodies a sense of wearable luxury that has become the brand's signature. In 2012, Proenza Schouler signed a license agreement with IRIS S.p.A. to produce and distribute the brand's footwear collections. -www.proenzaschouler.com
If Jesse and I came up with a clothing line named after our mothers' maiden names it would be named Leary Watters-- definitely not as chic!!
Here are the perfect Proenza Schouler pairs!
Here are the perfect Proenza Schouler bags I am in love with-- that bucket bag !!!!!