PIN SPIN: Things are getting pin-teresting at Proenza Schouler for holiday. A limited run of PS1 Bucket and Lunch bags in perforated leather will be customizable with pins — enamel letters and numbers — that customers can choose to personalize the bags. The special range was launched at Proenza Schouler’s pop-up at Isetan Stage in Japan and is expanding to the brand’s own stores and wholesalers, including Net-A-Porter, Selfridges, La Rinascente and Galeries Lafayette. The bags range from $375 for the pouches to $1,885 for a medium PS1, and the pins are not free — $75 a pop. They will be available through Proenza’s own e-commerce today. To underscore the pin’s cuteness, there’s also an animated video by Alejandro Cardenas and Six Point Harness.
In other Proenza Schouler news, on Oct. 22 the SoHo store will become a temporary gallery of sorts for two of Helen Frankenthaler’s large-scale works, “Freefall” (1993) and “Gateway” (1989). Her work was a key inspiration for Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough’s fall collection, now in stores, and they connected with the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, which loaned the art to the store for a week, during which a portion of the sales will benefit the Helen Frankenthaler Scholarship Fund at her alma mater, Bennington College.