Proenza Schouler

New York-based designer duo Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez founded the company in 2002, branding it by using a combination of their mothers’ maiden names. This touching tribute gave way to an award-winning endeavor with the company’s avant-garde style seeing success quite quickly. The designers’ youthful style and playful modernity found an additional avenue of expression when they launched handbags in 2008. The popular PS1 and PS11 Bags, as well as the Courier, are all excellent examples of the duo’s innovative creativity—a trait, perhaps, they inherited from their mothers.