Proenza Schouler are Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, two young designers who met on the fashion course at Parsons School of Design in New York. The label's name is taken from the maiden names of the designers' mothers. Their break into commercial fashion happened by fortuity when Hernandez spotted American Vogue Editor Anna Wintour on a Miami-New York flight and decided to slip her a note. There soon followed internships for both designers at Vogue as well as the beginning of a close working
relationship with Michael Kors. Proenza Schouler's senior year collection at Parsons won them high acclaim, with the entire line being bought by Barneys in New York. The duo went on to design many well-received collections and won the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Award in 2006.
Proenza Schouler features in a project.