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Since taking the New York fashion scene by storm nearly six years ago, Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough have proven season after season why they are, and continue to be, the darlings of the fashion world. 

For Proenza Schouler F/W ‘09, the dynamic designing duo set forth employing, again, their winning formula of wearable pieces/silhouettes that make statements through beautiful fabrics, modern fabrication techniques, and incredible styling; the result, an unabashedly sexy and utterly cool collection for the modern downtown gal.

The show commenced with a parade of beautiful outerwear, including wool camel colored coats with exaggerated neck openings and black combo paneling which came in varying lengths, and with differentiating style details from fur collars to funnel necks.

Next in the procession was tweed, in the form of coats, shorts, skirts, and dresses with strategic black panels that were perfectly positioned along the sides of the body for a very flattering, slimming effect. 

Next in the Proenza Schouler style arsenal came a variety of dresses – long sleeve sheath dresses that combined satin, and, again, utilized black fabric inserts along the sides of the body; chevron-quilted wool satin dresses that had bustier seaming, an update on the PS signature, and dresses with metallic fabrication. 

Still the best was yet to come – the finale was comprised of six dresses that were a sultry combination of burn-out velvet in a range of jewel tones paired with black sheer mesh. The standout look, a royal purple velvet burn-out long sleeved frock, came alive on runway veteran, Raquel Zimmerman as she sauntered down the runway.

As the last model left the runway, while the crowd applauded and the Hernandez, McCollough team took their bows, it was evident once again why the Proenza Schouler team is one of the premier talents in the fashion world today.

Images courtesy of the Fashion Spot forums.