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Proenza Schouler as Cool as Ever for Fall 2014 (Runway Review)

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The Scene: Dakota FanningMargherita Missoni and Alexa Chung were among those seated front row underneath the colored lights.

The Inspiration: According to WWD, “Energy,” “Abstraction,” “Humor,” “Color,” “Instinct” and “Spontaneous” were among the words Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez used to describe their collection.

The Look: The stage was set with colored lights pre-show which was perfectly fitting as color — in print form — played a critical role in this season’s collection. Mannish coats, nipped at the waist jackets with rounded shoulders, bustier tops attached to high-waist skirts, patchwork sweaters, slightly flared skirts and pants cropped to hit at the ankle were all in the lineup and almost all came fashioned in prints. Prints ranged from the swiveling, swirling and grain-like to zebra and giraffe-like, and while the fabrics used were all highly sophisticated in the technical sense, the designers' familiar shapes kept the collection utterly wearable.

The Accessories: All of the models wore flats and bags were structured.

The Beauty: Makeup was minimal with a muted face and hair was side-parted and side-swept as has been the running trend this season.

The Takeaway: An undeniably covetable and original lineup that will surely be worth its high price tags come the fall.

All images: IMAXtree

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