McCOLLOUGH: The whole reason why we even picked that name in the first place was that when we started, Barneys had just bought our collection and we didn’t have a name. We thought, Hernandez McCollough? Doesn’t sound so high end, does it?
HERNANDEZ: Proenza Schouler is better. I actually regret it.
McCOLLOUGH: Yeah. One of our biggest regrets is the name of our company.
Proenza Schouler to Re-Release First-Ever Collection
Proenza Schouler turns 10 this year. To celebrate, Barneys is re-releasing the label's first-ever collection (with some tweaks of course). When Barneys famously snapped up Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough's Parsons senior thesis collection back in 2003 it gave the label instant, well-deserved buzz--buzz that hasn't worn off over the last decade: Proenza Schouler nabbed their third CFDA womenswear designer of the year award this past Monday. (Talk about good timing.)