A month-long sojourn to Bhutan and Nepal seemed to seep into every detail of Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough's incarnation of Fall's It-girl style. Most evident from their travels? The theme of protection, as seen in overpowering woven leather jackets, strong patchwork, and voluminous structured shapes, took hold in both the realm of outerwear and into the more slouched Far Eastern-influenced short robe dresses and belted skirts presented. A pale blue Asian screen-printed brocade melded into an architecturally perfect ruffled wrap skirt or a draped reworked leather top worn with low-slung oversized wide-leg pants showcased the boys' foray into radically new shapes against refreshing colorways. We couldn't help but admire the seamless interpretation and execution of Asian-inspired traditional dress into what is sure to be a collection of must-have Westernized wardrobe pieces. This season, it was all about the effortlessly cool warrior woman, and as the models marched out one by one as if part of a super-stylish samurai army, that point couldn't have been clearer.
- Trends: Asian-inspired garb, tough protective outerwear, reworked leather, asymmetrical fastenings, and super-slouchy silhouettes.
- Colors: Black, rusted red, orange, gold, pale blue, cream, and burgundy.
- Key Piece: The new voluminous skirt shape; blistered, quilted, and woven leather outerwear.
- Accessories: Thick-heeled riding-inspired heels and boots and antelope fur clutches.
- Who Would Wear It: Proenza Schouler's arsenal of fans, including Liya Kebede, Elizabeth Olsen, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Kate Bosworth.