Barneys, the massive fashion retailer with an incredible history, has decided to team up with women’s wear and accessories powerhouse Proenza Schouler. Available on Barneys.com, the Proenza Schouler x Barneys collaboration is set to produce an XO capsule collection that provides a wide variety of options to boost the wardrobes of those fashionably minded.
There will be staples, such as the standard yet necessary LBD with the Proenza Schouler peplum waist poplin dress. There are also interesting maxi dresses like the Proenza Schouler bias cut plaid tweet long dress and the striped gauze V- neck one in cheery yellow.
The Proenza Schouler x Barneys holiday 2016 collection has high waisted pants, interesting handbags and layerable pieces in an array of cuts, colors and silhouettes. Interesting pieces such as the Proenza Schoulder striped canvas safari jacket and cotton long sleeve t-shirt, feature a generous amount of prints that are easy to see and interesting to pair up.
The handbags shown so far are all fun pieces, like the Proenza Schouler small lunch bag in different colors and patterns, intense enough to give it the appearance of a different texture altogether. Some of the pieces look like they are just wearable comfort like the Proenza Schouler off-the-shoulder halter-neck top.
Proenza Schouler was created in 2002 by native New Yorkers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez with incredible use of patterns and textures on custom created materials. The use of their custom materials meant that their clothing moved differently, fit different and performed differently than other fabrics.
Even the shoes, like the grommet-embellished oxfords pictured with the Proenza Schouler abstract print silk dress that featured an interesting set of ruffles for a remarkable silhouette. The same ruffle, print and fabric are seen on the shorter silk ruffle dress. The tree stem print silk twill trousers provide even more prints for the eye, this time layered with a cashmere cardigan in a soft yellow over the matching tree stem print silk blouse.
Barneys is going to have a collection previously unseen, immensely helpful and beautifully designed to show off from the capsule collection this collaboration will create. My personal favorite is the design and silhouette as well as the crispness of the Proenza Schouler black and white in the halter-tie neck top and open stitched long sleeve top.
It’s flowing and cleanly designed while also being interesting to look at. That is the essence of the collection – interesting aesthetics and clean designs over custom materials and stunning patterns and designs.
The Proenza Schouler x Barney holiday 2016 capsule collection is going to pull in every fan from both worlds to support this collaboration and it will lead to a consumer base of interestingly attired individuals who made each piece their own, as intended.
Photos courtesy of Barneys