Proenza Schouler turns on the waterworks at NY Fashion Week
NEW YORK — (AP) — Waterfalls cascaded down the marble walls of the imposing early 20th-century Beaux-Arts building where Proenza Schouler showed its latest collection at New York Fashion Week. The collection, which notably featured more skin-baring or sheer looks than the designers usually present, opened with a selection of crocheted and fringed looks, including two dresses with sheer, crocheted skirts and fringed bodices. Later there was a shimmering gold crocheted ensemble of a sleeveless top and sheer skirt. In addition to the crocheted looks, lace dresses added another sheer look. The designers, who met as students at the Parsons School of Design, named their fashion label after both of their mothers' maiden names.wftv.com
Florida man arrested for allegedly distributing over $230 million of adulterated HIV medication
MIAMI — A Florida man has been arrested for allegedly distributing over $230 million of adulterated HIV medication throughout the country, according to the United States Department of Justice. WTVJ said Hernandez allegedly got large amounts of HIV medications illegally and created false drug labels and other fake documentation. He was allegedly distributing the drugs at established licensed wholesale drug distribution companies in Connecticut, Florida, New Jersey and New York with huge discounts. From 2019 to 2021, Hernandez and his co-conspirators were paid over $230 million. Hernandez allegedly laundered the money through several corporations, according to the DOJ.wftv.com
Against a stunning river sunset, Proenza Schouler returns
NEW YORK — (AP) — Sailboats wafted by on the Hudson River and the setting sun sparkled on the water as Proenza Schouler celebrated a return to in-person fashion shows against the spectacular setting of New York’s buzziest waterfront locale, Little Island. “We wanted to capture this newfound freedom that we have, still slightly fragile at times,” McCollough said in a backstage interview after the show. Hernandez noted that the two designers had developed the idea during their own travels, which began in April after nearly a year in lockdown. “This is life, this is living, this is what we all want to be doing,” he said of the show's ethos. Emhoff, stepdaughter of Vice President Kamala Harris, wore a poncho-like black coat, her hair pulled tightly back in a single braid.wftv.com
Ella Emhoff makes runway debut — and yes, she's in a coat
FILE -Ella Emhoff appears at a rally for her stepmother Sen. Kamala Harris, announcing Harris' presidential campaign in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. The designers at Proenza Schouler dressed Ella Emhoff in a couple of coats (plus a pantsuit) for her modeling debut in their new collection, unveiled Thursday for New York Fashion Week. Soon after, the designers were planning their February show — actually a digital short, for pandemic reasons — and the casting director mentioned Emhoff. AdFor Emhoff, the designers chose a long gray wool coat with fluffy embellishments on the shoulders, then a midnight navy leather trench-type coat, and finally a black pantsuit. “She's a nice sort of ambassador of the new moment," he said, before moving artfully away from any political implications.
Proenza designers reflect on getting off the 'hamster wheel'
In an interview they mused that maybe less is more and they dont need to do runway shows with every collection. The designers have also been thinking about longterm changes to the way they and their colleagues work. Maybe, they mused in an interview, less is more, and they don’t need to do runway shows with every collection. But you know us designers, we’re on this insane schedule, so we had to basically start thinking about drawing our spring collection. We’re on this hamster wheel of show after show after show, and we’ve realized we could say something as strong about a collection without having a show.