Before the Evolving Influence Conference, just one week ago, Jack and Lazaro from Proenza Schouler mentioned they were not sure how their show was going to come together. They seemed a tinge nervous, but me, not knowing a thing about them, said, “You’re going to do great! It always seems like chaos until the last minute.”
Last night at the show, in a warehouse on the Hudson River, lit with yellow and white neon lights and a runway that zig zagged like one of their signature prints and a bit of experimental music playing in the background with a base you can feel with your heart. I cozied up to the PR girls as I had a standing invitation, politely asking where I could get the best photos with my level of access. They happily helped me out, which was great… because when the models hit the runway, I couldn’t believe the designers were feeling unsure about their collection. Beautiful tribal inspired print, with exquisite textures and refined silhouettes. This was not the work that came together in a minute. It would be impossible.