Proenza Schouler’s Jack McCollough, right, and Lazaro Hernandez are experts at giving the cool girls — like oft-documented fans Chloë Sevigny and Mary-Kate Olsen — something to crave. That includes their new accessories, which have taken off in the past year.
The two partnered with footwear firm Vicini to create towering booties with metal, rubber and wood soles, and polished yet industrial-looking sandals with metal heels. Their PS1 bag, a leather satchel with straps, was a runway and retail smash, not to mention the subject of endless blogging. The rest of the lineup includes jewel-toned leather gloves, fierce blackened metal clip earrings and nostalgic round sunglasses.
The collection, says Hernandez, is “always rooted in the concept of contradiction and contrast — femininity versus industry and machines, Prouvé versus modest Americana interiors.”
“I’ve struggled my whole life to find a bathing suit that fits me that doesn’t look like a maternity bra. I’m proud of the line because it’s an accurate representation of me rather than me putting on someone else’s clothes,” says @atlantabean of her swimwear collaboration with @piaarrobio, LPA X ATL. The two decided on a swimwear collab and increased the industry standard size for the pieces. Read more about the line — and our interview with de Cadenet Taylor and Arrobio — on WWD.com #wwdfashion
Exclusive: Cate Blanchett has been named the first global beauty ambassador for @armanibeauty. Blanchett has been the face of the brand’s Sì fragrance franchise since 2013, and is now representing all of the label’s beauty categories including makeup and skin care. #wwdbeauty (📷: @zefashioninsider)
“From concept to creation, my goal was to create beautiful pieces, with a variety of sizes, all at affordable prices,” said @joansmalls of the swimwear and intimate apparel she designed for @smartandsexysocial. The collection includes neon laced bras, sheer bodysuits and swimwear separates. The intimates collection will launch in July, while the swimwear collection will be available for purchase on Tuesday at select @walmart stores, walmart.com and smartandsexy.com. #wwdfashion