The last few seasons Proenza Schouler seems to have been influenced by prints, patterns and techniques of various indigenous groups. And the trend continues with the 2012 Resort Collection. Only this time there was something decidedly sixties about it (I swear my mother owned the belted dress in college). Of course we cannot ignore the bags and shoes, as it was these details I found myself particularly drawn to.
Take a look for yourself:
As I mentioned, I am pretty sure my mom owned this very dress. And there is nothing wrong with that, because I love it. I think the key to keeping it chic and modern is making sure to style it with contemporary accessories.
This look is my favorite. I like that while nothing matches, it all goes together. Often the looks the designers show don’t translate to the street well. However, this girl could walk right out on the street and no one would question it (except to ask her where she shops!).
I did a double take when I first saw this look. I wasn’t sure if she was wearing shorts or a skirt. The answer is a skirt. It is this sort of quirky element that makes this look fun. Of course my favorite element are the shoes, but who could blame me?
This sweater has a sort of grandpa feeling, which makes me want to curl up in a ball. Styled differently it may have looked dowdy, but paired with the mini dress takes the look to a successful game of proportions.
There is something so sweet about this dress. That is of course until you realize the straps and belt are leather. And have we noticed the masses of short hemlines? Clearly this collection is not for someone who is modest about her stems.
(All images courtesy of Proenza Schouler via Style.com)