Today we have Jena from Chi City Fashion who shares with us her favorite designer for spring and beyond!
Hi GOLP readers! If you don’t know much about me, chances are the one thing you may know is that I am openly obsessed with Proenza Schouler. After that genius Spring 2010 collection, I was hooked! And I’m still not over it. I love everything from the colors and prints to the funky shoes and unique silhouettes, all most definitely perfect for spring. Not only does Proenza have amazing life altering clothing and shoes, but there is no other bag that beats the PS1. It’s the perfect size, has the best hardware and quality of leather, as well as just the right amount of compartments. What impresses me most about the brand is that designers, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, met while studying at Parsons. The two collaborated on their senior collection together which ultimately became Proenza Schouler…and later was picked up in it’s entirety by Barneys. How often does that happen? Pretty much never.
And lastly, when it comes to PS you have to know the brand pretty well in order to recognize it on the street. So when I see someone call out a Proenza piece..I know that we are going to be very good friends.
Above Left: Jena with PS designers after she designed a custom bag with the brand. Above Right: Jena with the finished product. Photograph by Amy Creyer of Chicago Street Style.