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Editorial

The Spanish influences seen on various New York runways also featured at Proenza Schouler in certain flamenco-style costumes, but the creative duo also drew inspiration from the humble banana, uncovering their models’ shoulders with ‘banana skin’ dresses, which seemed to peel away from the body. Flounces, ruches and pompoms teamed with broderie anglaise lace also recalled Hispanic atmospheres but elements were introduced that diverted the collection towards ambitious experimentation, with velvet ribbons threaded through metal eyelets used as fasteners on coats and cassocks and asymmetric mesh dresses at times paired with feathers.