Proenza Schouler wunderkinds Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez are aiming to expand their modern luxury label. The duo, whose hats made a splash on the spring 2008 runway, is moving away from the usual four-plus-inch heels they send down the catwalks to roll out more pedestrian-friendly shoes and dipping into handbag design in the near future. Here, the twosome dish on fashion, feuding and the perks of being the boss.
WWD: The hats you showed for spring garnered tons of attention. What were you going for? Lazaro Hernandez: They incorporated the central motif of feathers in the collection, which was the element that bridged the gap between the more put-together looks of a colonial slant and the more tribal elements that happened at the end of the show. The silhouette needed an element of exaggerated height, and the hats completed this look.
“I see things on the hanger and I’m, like, ‘I never knew that color worked on me.’ It’s things you necessarily wouldn’t choose to wear, but once you put them on, you see why Janie is who Janie is." — Lily Collins on working with former "Mad Men" costume designer, Janie Bryant on creating looks for her role as Celia Brady's in Amazon series, "The Last Tycoon." 📸@jilliansollazzo #wwdeye
EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Rutson has been tapped to Build New American Fashion Group. The parent of Joie, Equipment and Current/Elliott hired the merchant to rev up its brands and expand its portfolio into designer, beauty and lifestyle categories. Read more on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion
Michael Kors' $1.3B Jimmy Choo deal has the company squaring off with Coach Inc. as both seek to build American powerhouses. Coach bought Stuart Weitzman in 2015 and Kate Spade just two weeks ago, but Michael Kors' acquisition may be putting pressure on its rival in the new push for scale. #wwdnews (📷: George Chinsee)
Meet actress Lucy Boynton, who plays opposite Naomi Watts in the recently released Netflix series "Gypsy." Boynton stopped by WWD to talk about her upcoming projects and her nomadic lifestyle. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)