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Proenza Schouler's New Lookbook Stars Three Transgender Models

Ethan James Green for Proenza Schouler

"The whole thing felt like the New York we know."

Proenza Schouler shared today the lookbook for its last pre-collection ever, featuring three transgender models and photography by queer New York-based talent Ethan James Green. Moving forward, co-founders Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough will shift to an annual two-collection model, allowing for closer creative control and more practical production schedules.

Pre-fall '17 naturally builds a bridge between spring '17 and fall '17, marked by handkerchief hems, delicate grommet detailing and tailored, structured silhouettes. Paired with '90s-inspired platform sandals and updated combat boots, Proenza Schouler's look introduces a powerful urban woman who counters softness with a decidedly tough edge.

"This time we continued things like asymmetric hems, pleating and striped knits from spring, and started to focus on ideas that would become important for fall, like all the tailoring and the emphasis on outerwear," Hernandez and McCollough told The Cut.

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Alongside trans models Stav Strashko, Torraine Futurum, and Marcs Marcus, Proenza Schouler's lookbook stars Michelle Gutknecht and Emm Arruda. The casting was decided on by Green, who recruited some of his close friends, many of which have appeared in his other projects. "The mix felt right and the overall message of diversity [is] very contemporary," Hernandez and McCollough said. "The whole thing felt like the New York we know."

See a sampling of the lookbook, below, and shop the collection, here.


Ethan James Green for Proenza Schouler


Ethan James Green for Proenza Schouler


Ethan James Green for Proenza Schouler

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