Fall 2007 Fashion Week Notebook | Proenza Schouler

February 8th, 2007

Proenza Schouler Fall 2007 Runway
Photo Credit: NewYork Magazine

Key Takeaways:  Like Marc Jacobs, Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough reached back to the 1920s for inspiration.  Cloche hats topped off vaguely masculine silhouettes, full of flat-chested tops and dresses.  A dash of 80s style–broad shoulders and pouf sleeves–added to the distinctly retro feel of this collection.  Key trends included: menswear as womenswear, voluminous sleeves, knee-length skirts and dresses, and fur.

Color Palette: Blacks and greys mixed with olive green, a dusky red, and a deep blue.  Sequins and shine, as appropriate for the 1920s/1980s theme, appeared on a number of the looks.

Silhouettes: Masculine silhouettes predominated in this 1920s/1980s mix.  Boyish, flat-chested looks were interspersed with the broad shoulders and poufy sleeves.  Garment classifications included wide pants, knee-length skirts, drop-waist dresses, and bustier dresses.  Of note were the geometric fabric pattern "ribbons" decorating the dresses.

Accessories Report:  Cloche hats and a heavy use of belts, which sat at the natural waistline.

What’s Wearable:  The collection’s 1920’s inspired pieces are great for women with boyish figures, as they are designed to minimize the bust.  For more curvy women, the wide trousers will help balance the upper and lower body. 

What’s Not Wearable: 
The exaggerated poufy sleeve is difficult for real women (and even models) to pull off successfully.

Entry Filed under: Runway Reviews, Runway Reviews, Trend, Women

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  • 1. Omiru.com: Style for All&hellip  |  February 13th, 2007 at 1:19 am

    [...] Hello, retro.  For Fall 2007, the silhouette slimmed down–way down–as designers reached into the archives for inspiration.  The excess layering and embellishment of seasons past gave way to tailored, more refined looks with a distinct edge.  SILHOUETTESlim SilhouetteMarc Jacobs, Narciso Rodriguez, Oscar de la Renta, Calvin Klein, Zac PosenHigh Waisted SilhouetteDiane von Furstenberg, Carolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs, Betsey Johnson, Oscar de la RentaMenswear as WomenswearMarc Jacobs, Betsey Johnson, Proenza SchoulerAsymmetryGrey Ant, Oscar de la Renta, Narciso Rodriguez, Proenza Schouler80s InfluenceGrey Ant, Proenza Schouler, Derek Lam20s InfluenceMarc Jacobs, Proenza SchoulerDETAILINGRufflesGrey Ant, Diane von Furstenberg, Carolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs, Betsey Johnson, Zac PosenPocket DetailingVenexiana, Derek Lam, Zac PosenColorblockingDiane von Furstenberg, Narciso RodriguezBowsDiane von Furstenberg, Venexiana, Carolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs, Betsey Johnson, Doo RiOversized ButtonsVenexianaPuffy SleevesVenexiana, Proenza Schouler, Derek LamKimono SleevesDerek Lam, Doo Ri, Zac PosenOversized CollarsBetsey Johnson, Venexiana, Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta, Derek Lam, Calvin Klein, Zac PosenFABRIC & PATTERNPlaidGrey Ant, Venexiana, Carolina Herrera, Derek LamGeometric PatternsCarolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, Narciso RodriguezDotsDiane von Furstenberg, Carolina Herrera, Betsey JohnsonMetallic ShineMarc Jacobs, Grey Ant, Diane von Furstenberg, Proenza Schouler, Monique LhuillierFurVenexiana, Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, Proenza Schouler, Zac PosenGARMENT CLASSIFICATIONSSleeved DressesDiane von Furstenberg, Venexiana, Carolina Herrera, Proenza Schouler, Calvin Klein, Monique Lhuillier, Betsey JohnsonSkinny PantsNarciso Rodriguez, Proenza Schouler, Derek Lam, Doo Ri, Zac PosenThe CapeletBetsey JohnsonSweaterjacketsDiane von Furstenberg, Carolina HerreraTie-Front BlouseBetsey Johnson, Diane von FurstenbergLeggings and TightsVenexiana, Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, Derek Lam, Doo Ri, Betsey JohnsonACCESSORIESGlovesCarolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs, Narciso Rodriguez, Doo Ri, Calvin Klein, Zac PosenWide BeltsCarolina HerreraOversized Plastic SunglassesBetsey Johnson, Grey AntColorful AccessoriesMarc Jacobs [...]

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