Continuing their “fab fashion guest” streak, The Bay hosted Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler at The Room last month, to unveil and showcase their Fall 2011 collection. Buzzing with excitement, the event drew a slew of fashion notables, media, and bloggers, who ooh’d and aah’d over the gorgeous clothes, while trying to solve the dilemma of Team Jack or Team Lazaro (Team Lazaro over here).
The event itself went off without a hitch. Kimberly Lyn, Sharon Ng, and I were able to corner the handsome duo for a quick chat/photo session, with me gushing to the boys about the most comfortable (and hot) boots in my closet (purchased on sale at The Room). Charming and down to earth, Jack and Lazaro were a pleasure to meet. And I couldn’t be happier for these talented New Yorkers, as just a week later, they picked up a CFDA womenswear designers of the year award.
It was incredible to see the Fall 2011 collection up close and personal. The intricately cut velvet dresses, gorgeous sequin tops, and light chiffon layers in moody greens and yellows, as well as in high impact neons, took my breath away, making me wish that I had indeed won a Lotto Max jackpot…if only to be able to afford one of their beautiful dresses. Alas, not this time. The collection will be available at The Room come fall, including some of the most coveted purses out there – PS1 bags in a variety of colors and fabrics. Shoes and clutches will also be available…so keep that in mind, and start saving up now. Because a Proenza Schouler addiction does not come cheap.
Did you end up visiting their trunk show the next day? What do you think about the Fall 2011 collection? Share in the comments.
Photo Credits: 2nd photo courtesy of Sharon Ng (Backseat Stylers); all other photos property of Style Blog