When Barneys New York bought the first Proenza Schouler F/W RTW collection in 2003 from the recent Parsons graduates, little did they know they would sell that same collection again ten years later. This week, history repeats itself as Barneys has collaborated with designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez to re-release the collection in honor of Proenza’s ten-year anniversary. The nineteen-piece collection was warmly welcomed with an exquisite minimalist window display designed by Barneys creative director Dennis Freedman.
While the designs are from a decade ago, the collection is remarkably fresh and bears striking similarities in both silhouette and material to their last two pre-fall shows. As Mr. McCollough remarked to Women’s Wear Daily, “It doesn’t look like they’re from ten years ago, right?” This is both a testament to Proenza’s ability to stylistically evolve while maintaining their core aesthetic and to the longevity and timelessness of their designs.
The collection will be in stores until early August.
photography courtesy barneys new york