Proenza Schouler Spring 2016: New York Fashion Week

Designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez’s spring ’16 collection for Proenza Schouler was surprisingly feminine this season, with the ready-to-wear featuring subtle Spanish influences like soft ruffling and oversized bows. The clothes used a mostly red, black and white color palette that the shoes echoed.

The footwear was less edgy and more refined than previous collections: pointy, block-heeled pumps had ribbon ankle ties, as well as the brand’s signature oversized silver eyelets. Certain ties were braided and twisted in a crisscross formation.

Proenza Schouler Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week Proenza Schouler spring ’16 runway collection. Giovanni Giannoni.

Compared with the brand’s fall ’15 woven mules, this season’s styles were less attention-grabbing and served as more of a complementary accent to the clothing. Still, the shoes had those cool, downtown-girl design details that have enabled Proenza Schouler to thrive, such as mirrored glass heels.

Especially in the coral suede colorways, the sensible footwear — goodbye, aching stilettos! — made for a refreshing addition to the season. An appealing combination of old and new, retro and modern — much like the collection itself.

For a look at Proenza Schouler’s spring shoes, click through the gallery.

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