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IN CONVERSATION:
PROENZA SCHOULER

Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez have spent the last 14 years charming the fashion cognoscenti with their innovative, artful creations (and collecting five CFDA awards in the process). We sat down with them to chat about inspiration, influences and techniques.

What were the starting points for this collection?
We were looking at the Abstract Expressionists of the New York School. We were drawn to the work of Helen Frankenthaler specifically: her process often included thinning out paint and pouring it over canvas without really having any pre-conceived notions of what the outcome would be.

What technical processes were involved in the creation of your carwash slash fabric?
We wanted to work with natural materials, so a lot of shearling, wool, spotted calf and Mongolian lamb fur. We liked the idea of leaving things raw and undone.

How would the Proenza Schouler woman wear your super chunky knits?
We’re obsessed with knitwear these days, the idea of something slouchy but lean and covered up. It feels cool to us, sexy in a modern kind of way. We especially like the idea of wearing a knit over a pleated skirt – it gives the silhouette movement, freedom and ease.

COLOR THEORY

An array of rich hues herald the arrival of fall: butterscotch, eggplant and military green feel perfect for right now.

NAMES TO KNOW: THE FASHION CAPITALS

This is the It list: the brands making waves for all the right reasons. These are the names to know if you’re in the know. What’s all the buzz about? See for yourself...

THE ACCESSORIES UPDATE

Get a head start on the season with the new crop of have-to-have-them accessories.

The cross-body bag

Your go-anywhere essential
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The ankle boot

Boots that are made for walking
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The fedora

Hats off to oh-so-slick head attire
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TAMARA KALINIC’S SHOW-SEASON SUITCASE

From statement outerwear for New York to glamorous styles that are perfect for Paris, the blogger and founder of ‘Glam & Glitter’ rounds up her fashion month packing essentials.

FALL’S FIVE HERO BAGS It’s time to take a hands-on approach to accessorizing. From the top-handled totes and miniature must-haves (that are the new season's take on the ladylike trend), to statement clutches, bucket bags and cross-body carryalls, these five hero styles are your essential companions for fall and beyond. Get in on the action with our cherry-picked edit: a chic ensemble is in the bag.

THE CASHMERE BOUTIQUE

We all know the feeling — suddenly, the evenings are a little cooler and it's just a tiny bit harder to encourage ourselves out of the warmth of our beds in the morning. Welcome to fall. The bright side? All the cashmere. From cozy crew-necks to the season's softest sweaters, discover the key styles and shapes — plus, how to wash and care for them — that are calling our names for a good snuggle.

STYLE MASTERCLASS: FALL WORKWEAR

The ’70s continues to work its magic on our wardrobes — and it’s not exclusively a bohemian affair.

10 KEY PIECES

A new season calls for a complete wardrobe overhaul — and the good news is, all the detective work has been done for you. With one eye on the runway and one eye on the streets, we've rounded up the key pieces we're loving for FW16.

THE DENIM BOUTIQUE

Forget diamonds – everyone knows that the perfect pair of jeans are a girl's best friend. Stick to your failsafe skinnies, explore the season's on-trend styles or discover the designers on our radar right now. Whatever your denim needs, get set to find the jeans of your dreams…

STYLE MASTERCLASS: WARM-WEATHER SUEDE

Think you can't wear suede in summer? Think again! Tonal hues and pops of white are the way to wear this trend when the sun is shining.

THE WEDDING BOUTIQUE

Got a wedding on the horizon? Of course you do: it's statistically impossible to get through a calendar year without attending at least one set of nuptials. The good news is that whether you’re the bride, in the bridal party, or watching two people say 'I do', our wedding boutique will help you find everlasting love (handbag love counts, right?).

FLEX APPEAL

Once upon a time, when you wanted to work out it meant taking a serious style hit – but those days are over, thanks to the athleisure trend. So when you need to sweat it out (or just feel like relaxing your look), we've got activewear that will make exercising a lot more exciting.

THE ART OF ELEGANCE

When cocktail hour is calling your name, it's important to dress to impress. Bold silhouettes, statement prints and larger-than-life details will have you turning heads quicker than you can say 'One bellini, please'.

READY FOR ROMANCE

With fashion falling in love with femininity all over again, demure silhouettes and romantic details epitomize the new sophisticated mood, and we couldn't be happier about it. Our top tip? Don’t save them for after dark – these heirloom pieces deserve to see the light of day.

PRAIRIE TALES

If you're fond of a style balancing act, the prairie trend is one for you. The look treads the (dusty) ground between pretty and practical, leaving you to mix and match ditzy florals, demure ruffles and hard-wearing boots to your heart's content.

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