The duo met while studying at Parsons School of Design, eventually collaborating on their senior thesis which became their first collection as Proenza Schouler. Named after the designers’ mothers’ maiden names, the collection was bought in its entirety by Barneys New York.
Their collections are generally defined by Jack and Lazaro’s use of fine, luxury materials, consistently infused with a marked sense of effortlessness and ease. Proenza Schouler has played an important role in reinvigorating American fashion.
The brand won the inaugural CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Award, and has won five CFDA Awards, including Accessory Designer of the Year and Womenswear Designer of the Year. Proenza Schouler has a flagship boutique located at 121 Greene Street in New
York, and is sold in over 350 doors worldwide.