PARIS — What is Gotham’s loss, is Paris’s gain. It was always going to be thus since the New York label announced at the end of January of this year it was swapping the American for the French fashion capital for its runway shows, not to mention its place on the calendar smack at the opening of couture week. Backstory aside, the combined pre-collection and runway collection was worth its billing. Designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez are said to have eyed the commercial advantages of this move and judging by the initial reception it could well pay dividends. Transmitting the Proenza message onto the leafy cloister of a runway at Lycée Jacques Decour was label favorite and campaign face Selena Forrest, who closed the show wearing a white-pieced flowery embroidered top, a white feathered skirt, and a cream standing ruffle slingback. Joining her on the runway from across the Next global network were Wangy, Lineisy Montero, Maria Clara, Marina Perez, and Hiandra Martinez. Watch this space come January for what comes next for Proenza Schouler on the runway.

Credits include: Client, Proenza Schouler; Collection, Women’s Ready-To-Wear Spring 2018; Clothing design, Jack McCollough, Lazaro Hernandez; Styling, Camilla Nickerson; Hair, Holli Smith for Bumble and bumble; Makeup, Diane Kendal and the MAC Pro Team; Manicure, Morgan Taylor Nail Lacquer; Collection consultation, Victoria Traina; Production, Dizon Inc; Music direction, Michel Gaubert; Casting, Ashley Brokaw; Video, Damien Neva at Next Management.