Proenza Schouler is New York based clothing and accessories created by Jack McCoullough and Lazaro Hernandez. The duo met while studying at Parson’s School of Design where they collaborated on their senior thesis. The brand is named after the designer’s mothers maiden names. Their collection was bought by Barneys New York. Since then, Proenza Schouler has had a great impact on the American fashion. Their collections are defined by their attention to details mixed with a sense of refined ease. They won their first prize in 2004, the Vogue Fashion Fund Award. Subsequently, they have received several prestigious awards. Proenza Schouler has two stores in its hometown New York, but are sold in many exclusive shops around the world.