3/19/2012

Proenza Schouler PS1

Proenza Schouler PS1

Today you can get Proenza Schoulers signature design PS1 in all thinkable sizes, variations and shapes. That was not the intention of the designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez when they designed it back in 2008.

Proenza Schouler PS1

The PS1 design from Proenza Schouler has proven to be a stayer bag among fashionistas worldwide. It was the first bag the designer duo Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez ever designed, and the story behind it is quite exciting.

Proenza Schouler PS1

Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez are the designers behind Proenza Schouler, founded in 2002. Proenza Schouler are their mothers´ maiden names. Jack and Lazaro met while studying at Parsons School of Design. Their senior thesis, which they collaborated on, would eventually become their first collection as Proenza Schouler. 

Proenza Schouler PS1

Proenza Schouler designed the PS1 bag in 2008. It was supposed to be an anti IT-bag. They wanted to make something that would last, not a passing fad. The bag had no logo and the designers tried to design a low-key anonymous bag. They did not show it on the runway, as an attempt to transcend the seasons. They designed it for ”only the ones that knows what it is, knows what it is”, like a secret language between the women that knew, an under the radar status symbol.

Proenza Schouler PS1

The first prototype was produced in collaboration with quality crafts people in Italy. While finalizing their satchels' designs, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez secretly enlisted a handful of close female friends to take them on test runs around town. When asked about the bag, the girls said it was something they came over, a vintage piece. 

Proenza Schouler PS1

Bloggers ”discovered” the PS1 bag in 2010, and it became widely distributed on blogs and on different social platforms. PS1 became almost overnight the new must-have item for fashionistas. Jack and Lazaro has since declared that ”Fashion Bloggers Create an Extraordinary Impact”. 

Proenza Schouler PS1

The PS1 satchel has since developed into numerous sizes, versions, and colours. Today the design is also available as wallet, iPad case, purse, clutch and tote, among others. 

Proenza Schouler PS1


Today the PS1 satchel has become Proenza Schouler´s signature design.

STYLES AND SIZES:
  • PS1 POCHETTE Length: 27.9cm Width: 7.6cm Height: 14cm
Leather flap front clutch with metal tab closure and leather straps. Logo jacquard interior lining. Two interior compartments and one leather trimmed inner pocket.
  • PS1 MEDIUM Length: 31.8cm Width: 10.2cm Height: 21.6cm Strap length: 55.9cm with 22.9cm drop
Leather flap front bag with metal tab closure, leather straps, handle and removable and adjustable shoulder strap. Logo jacquard interior lining. One interior compartment with leather trimmed inner zip pocket. Front compartment with zip pocket and snap closure.

Proenza Schouler PS1


  • PS1 LARGE Length: 35.6 cm Width: 12.7 cm Height: 27.9 cm Strap length: 53.3 cm with 21.6 cm drop
Leather flap front bag with metal tab closure, leather straps, handle and removable and adjustable shoulder strap. Logo jacquard interior lining. One interior compartment with leather trimmed inner zip pocket. Front compartment with zip pocket and snap closure.
  • PS1 EXTRA LARGE Length: 43.2cm Width: 14cm Height: 35.6cm Strap lengths: 43.2cm with 27.9cm drop and 71.1cm with 33cm drop
Leather flap front bag with metal tab closure, leather straps, handle and two removable and adjustable shoulder straps. Logo jacquard interior lining. One interior compartment with leather trimmed inner zip pocket. Front compartment with zip pocket and snap closure.
  • PS1 TOTE Length: 30.5cm Width: 15.2cm Height: 33cm Handle Drop: 16.5cm Shoulder strap length: 63.5cm Front Pocket: 26.7cm X 22.5cm
Leather tote bag with snap closure, front pocket with metal tab closure, leather straps, handles and removable and adjustable shoulder strap. Logo jacquard interior lining. One interior compartment with leather trimmed inner zip pocket and two leather trimmed pouch pockets. One outer zip pocket.

Proenza Schouler PS1


  • PS1 KEEP ALL SMALL LEATHER Length: 38.1cm Width: 17.8cm Height: 24.1cm Front Pocket: 23.5cm x 15.2cm Handle Drop: 17.8cm
Leather flap front bag with metal tab closure, front pocket, leather straps, and handles. Logo jacquard interior lining. One interior compartment with leather trimmed inner zip pocket and two leather inner pouch pockets. Metal cuff with logo on front handle.
  • PS1 TRAVEL LARGE Length: 48.3cm Width: 24.1cm Height: 30.5cm Front Pocket: 28.6cm x 16.5cm Handle Drop:24.5cm Shoulder Strap Length: 110.5cm
Leather flap front bag with double zip and metal tab closure, front pocket, leather straps and handles. Adjustable and removable shoulder strap. Logo jacquard interior lining. One interior compartment with leather trimmed inner zip pocket and two leather trimmed inner pouch pockets. Outer zip pocket and stamped leather logo travel tag and key ring. Metal cuff with logo on front handle.

Proenza Schouler PS1


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Information source: flingly-magazine.flingly.com, proenzaschouler.com

Proenza Schouler PS1