Proenza Schouler S/S 13 Collection

The Proenza Schouler S/S 13 show, with all the intricate patchwork, perforated leather, and noteworthy accessories, was a standout. In today's instalment of Mood Board, we break down the inspirational mix that informed one of the season's most talked-about collections. While designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez specifically spoke about collages, reinterpreting classics like the denim vest, and Tumblr as the major reference points, when it came to their wow-worthy photo-print pieces-- duchesse satin strips with images of crowds and beaches were skillfully woven together--we couldn't help but think of Gerhard Richter's abstract paintings. Perforated leather skirts and pleated dresses with high necklines had a certain scuba feel to them, whereas ring zippers and grommets found on everything from hemlines to the designers' new must-have bag had a distinct '60s, Francois Hardy vibe. We also saw a sun-drenched Mediterranean beach in the punchy blues and greens, and a decidedly downtown New York scene in the graphic red and black patchwork-stitched leather. As a whole, the spring collection offered everything we've come to expect of McCollough and Hernandez: a series of cutting-edge designs with tons of "It" girl appeal. **Mood Board References** 1. Gerhard Richter painting (courtesy of Getty Images) 2. Pamela Russel wearing a denim vest (courtesy of Getty Images) 3. Surfers in wetsuits (courtesy of Getty Images) 4. Francois Hardy (courtesy of Getty Images) 5. Logan Mock-Bunting photo (courtesy of Getty Images)