In 2002, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez combined their mothers’ maiden names to create Proenza Schouler. The duo’s senior thesis at Parsons School of Design became their first formal collection, which was bought in its entirety by Barneys New York. Inspired by youth culture and modern art, the designers continually wow their worldwide following with playful patterns and custom-developed materials, all skillfully crafted into womenswear, accessories and, of course, signature handbags.
Native New Yorkers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez founded Proenza Schouler in 2002. Inspired by youth culture and modern art, the designers use playful patterns and custom-developed materials to skillfully craft their womenswear, accessories, and signature handbags.