PARIS — The state of the Union being what it is these days, what sane mind could possibly begrudge Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez for opting a second season running to show their Proenza Schouler collection in the French capital? If there are any more announced departures from the traditional New York Fashion Week calendar kept by the CFDA, then a serious rethink will be necessary to stem the creative brain drain underway across the Atlantic. Never mind all that housekeeping, however as there is a Proenza Schouler ready-to-wear collection to be celebrated! Moving away from the strictly black and white offerings earlier in the day over at Dior, this collection traded in earthier tones of the American West. The collection possessed a real sophistication and polish the likes of which Proenza Schouler is known, but here too was genuine heart. Tie-dye, animal print, woven leather, macramé, this collection had the vibrancy of a herd of free-roaming mustangs. Out-of-range from the parochialisms back home, this is a collection that would be welcome on any shore. On the afternoon four models at Next featured on the runway including Lineisy Montero, Selena Forrest, Oumie Jammeh, Hiandra Martinez.

Credits include: Client, Proenza Schouler; Collection, Women’s Ready-To-Wear Fall / Winter 2018; Clothing design, Jack McCollough, Lazaro Hernandez; Styling, Camilla Nickerson; Hair, Holli Smith; Makeup, Diane Kendal and the M∙A∙C Pro Team; Manicure, Priti NYC; Collection consultation, Victoria Traina; Show direction, Alexandre de Betak; Production, Bureau Betak; Music, Michel Gaubert; Casting, Ashley Brokaw; Video, Damien Neva at Next Management.