Following the foot step of Vetements, start from next season, Proenza Schouler is going to attend Paris couture fashion week instead of New York Fashion Week. As Paris couture fashion week is scheduled earlier than New York Fashion Week, the brand believes it would be better for their sales if the window before discount hit the store could be prolonged.
For the last show in New York, Proenza Schouler collection fall winter 2017/2018 is about New York, to be more specific, “anti-ease” side of New York. Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough took the uptown ladies as their muse and portrayed an impressive collection which is daring, elegant, modern and powerful.
“Not political per se, but it’s about doing something, getting involved,” said Hernandez “That’s what New York is about.”
The shoes on the runway are practical, wearable and relaxed. The pointy toe booties are grounded with block heels, adding a little lift but still versatile and comfortable. Straps are beautifully arranged on the upper and divided it into several sections of different colors and materials, just right for visual interest and modernity but not too busy like clown shoes.
As for the sandals, the square toe foot bed is comfortable for almost any foot shape. Upper straps are asymmetrically across the front and wrapped around the ankle, with unconventional details like toe loop on left foot only. Metallic block heels are glossy and shiny like the glass wall of skyscrapers in New York.
The designers translated the way they feel about New York into the art work of footwear in the most refreshing ways yet still made them modern, wearable and comfortable.
Scroll down to click through the photos of Proenza Schouler shoes fall winter 2017/2018: