"What we do is so much about feeling in the moment."
"Color, energy, technology. It's all of those things, and then it's crafts and artisanal construction."
"It's about creativity and pushing fashion and the motion."
PROENZA SCHOULER SS2017 by Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough, is undeniably channeling the paintings of Piet Mondrian. Whether it was by accident or intentional, the abstract qualities of asymmetrical balance and use of simplified color vocabulary is iconically Mondrian.
Composition II in Red, Blue, and Yellow, 1930
Dutch Painter, Piet Mondrian was a writer and theorist, who believed that art expressed the spiritual side of nature. He intentionally simplified his paintings into the basic elements, in order to reveal the energy and universal powers of nature.
The use of his vertical and horizontal lines embodied the positive and negative that exist in everything.
In PROENZA SCHOULER SS2017, it showed common links with Piet Mondrian and the artists of the De Stijl. They used the artistic style of tradition, while implementing the power of complete abstraction.
This type of vision in modern art allow transcendence of divisions in cultures. It creates a common language through the purity of primary colors, flatness in form, and dynamic tension.
Timeless. Simplified. Unified.
This is the direction of modern times.