Proenza Schouler Casts Trans Models for Pre-Fall Lookbook

Proenza Schouler Casts Trans Models for Pre-Fall Lookbook

The design duo subtly made a statement about inclusivity in their pre AW17 lookbook.

The design duo subtly made a statement about inclusivity in their pre AW17 lookbook.

Proenza Schouler's Pre-Fall 2017 lookbook features three trans models, a decision made by design duo Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, and New York-based photographer, Ethan James Green. "The mix felt right and the overall message of diversity very contemporary. The whole thing felt like the NY we know,” the designers told The Cut. Green is largely known for his monochrome portraits capturing the subcultures of New York's underground. This time, his work appears in color.

The look book features transgender models Stav Strashko, Torraine Futurum, and Marcs Marcus who have previously worked with Green in the past. The collection features digital prints, their signature asymmetrical cuts, outerwear, creeper sandals and technical pleats. "This time we continued things like asymmetric hems, pleating and striped knits from spring, and started to focus on ideas that would become important for fall, like all the tailoring and the emphasis on outerwear.”

The Pre-Fall collection will be the last ever before the brand leaves the ready-to-wear schedule, meaning that instead of showing collections in the September and February, they will be independently showing in July and January.

The collection is available to shop here. Look through the look book below.

Photo Courtesy of Proenza Schouler

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