Photographed by Annie Gallagher/Black Box studio
“Proenza Schouler's design philosophy takes its cue from the idea of contrasts—ideas rooted in classicism that, when juxtaposed with new and interesting materials, create a unique and singular look. Tortoiseshell and brushed metals coexist in one style while exposed hinges and resin pair in another. An air of nonchalance is key... nothing too forced. The utilitarian feel of the shapes brings to mind eyewear of a different time, but the absolute focus on details and materials makes it a product of today,” says L’Amy’s Cheryl Canning, Proenza Schouler worldwide brand manager.
Each sunglass comes with a case, cleaning cloth, warranty credit card in an envelope, warranty booklet and luxury gift box.
$$$$ to $$$$$. For additional information, contact Cachet/A Division of L’Amy America, (800) 872-7377.
The design duo Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez founded the Proenza Schouler (pronounced pro-EN-za SKOOL-er) label in 2002, using their mothers’ maiden names as the moniker. In 2003, the designers received the CFDA/ Swarovski Perry Ellis Award for new talent and in both 2006 and 2007, the CFDA nominated the two for the Womenswear Designer of the Year award, which they
won in 2007.