New York based womenswear and accessories label Proenza Schouler is defined by its fusion of craftsmanship and attention to detail with a sense of refined ease. Inspired by contemporary art and youth culture, Proenza Schouler portrays sophistication through emphasising tailoring and using custom developed fabrics. Their PRE-SS17 collection offers look all the more tempting: a tasty appetizer of colour-blocked knit separates and languid dresses that will thrill fans until the main course arrives. Evolving from season to season, through lines in the unconventional tailoring and synergies between the colour palettes. Commencing Proenza Schouler’s PRE-SS17 collection- off the shoulder black cotton poplin dress that has become the perfect summer piece. It’s brimming with romantic waves – note the shoulder-baring silhouette and feminine ruffles – and has a loose shape that falls to an intricate broderie-anglaise hem. Keep the look relaxed with backless pointed toe loafers as seen on the current IT girls of the fashion industry, including, Kate Moss, Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid, Nicole Richie, Kate Bosworth, Louise Roe, Olivia Palermo and Lily Aldridge. For those summer evening events, the short-sleeved dress is adored with an utterly modern design and an effortlessly elegant feel. The cotton dress in either black or white is detailed in a v-neck line and cinched waistband that perfectly offsets the short pointed hem. Style yours with a ladylike box bag and velvet platform sandals. Encapsulating the brands graphic new mood for PRE-SS17 is the short-sleeved knit top, crafted from soft geometric merino wool. It sits comfortably on the body with a crew neck line. Style it with the geranium and sapphire coloured knit pencil skirt that sits on the waist with side hemline slits to ensure the streamlined silhouette is easy to move around in, together these styles are perfect for dinner dates or one a European vacation. For a fresh take on the essential knit top in those cooler months, the long-sleeved asymmetrical striped top is designed with a modern silhouette and buttoned features. The black and contrasting white stripe sweater is crafted from a cashmere and cotton blend, style it un-tucked over wide-leg trousers for a casual chic look. With sophisticated, design-focus pieces with enough street credit to keep them modern and relevant, Proenza PRE-SS17 features the relaxed t-shirt and long-sleeved styles cut from striped Japanese cotton-jersey with burnout effect. Perfect the look with swept-up hair or layered under a denim jacket. For a heightened ensemble, pair the striped style is the white and black checkerboard pencil skirt that gives a subtly deconstructed feel. Spun from cotton and feathers-bonded fringe fill coupe with ostrich feather hem. Many of the designs within Proenza Schouler’s PRE-SS17 collection had that cool deconstructed feel. Part of the first look, the double-breasted striped suiting jacket with an exaggerated waist for slimming and feminine effect, the sleek button closure and notched lapels ensure a sharp finish. For a contrasting look, style the jacket with the knit pencil skirt with striped crochet, made from crocheted cotton and designed to sit at the smallest part of your waist. Finished with a pretty trim, this chic style has a mini-length lining that tempers the sheer finish. Part of the brand’s PRE-SS17 is the short and long-sleeved lightweight ribbed top. Knitted from an impeccably soft blend of silk and cashmere using a tuck-rib technique that creates irregular stripes, the top leaves a feel strong and confident look on the women, which wear it. Alternatively, the long-sleeved crew neck knit top created from lightweight cotton and silk - a signature style from the brand. The black blue, sunflower, orange and electric blue top feels super comfortable against skin and can be perfectly styled with denim and sneakers at the weekend. Concluding the PRE-SS17 Proenza Schoulder collection available at Parlour X in Sydney, is the long-sleeved crew neck silk knit top. Master an effortless casual look with the double faced silk cut from silk, turns to reveal a circle cut out at the chest. Slip it over a white skirt for an instant evening allure, or make it work for day with a black cami underneath.
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