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e did an om­bre or­ange fad­ing into a pink colour – you can rub the pad around and mix those two colours to­gether,” ex­plains Jack McCol­lough. “Om­bre is some­thing we’ve worked a lot with in the past,” adds Lazaro Her­nan­dez. “It has that soft­ness we were look­ing for.” The de­signer ex­traor­di­naires be­hind Proenza Schouler (the moniker is de­rived from the last names of the re­spec­tive de­sign­ers’ moth­ers) have been on a starry as­cent ever since their 2002 de­but. Known for in­ject­ing an inim­itable youth­ful vibe into hip­pie tie-dyes and tak­ing fab­ric ma­te­ri­als to a whole new level – they fa­mously heated metal to bring out a rain­bow sheen and moulded tweed into blown-up jack­ets that looked like in­dus­trial felt­ing for Spring/ Sum­mer ’14 – they are now go­ing be­yond fash­ion. BAZAAR gets the low-down on how the tal­ented duo are bring­ing their brand of non­cha­lant sex­i­ness to a make-up col­lab­o­ra­tion with MAC. Why beauty, why now, and why MAC? Lazaro Her­nan­dez: MAC has been our big­gest sup­porter for years now. They’ve col­lab­o­rated with us on our beauty looks back­stage each sea­son and truly know our brand. How long has this col­lab­o­ra­tion been in the mak­ing? Jack McCol­lough: A cou­ple of years! It’s crazy. LH: The pack­ag­ing, which is com­pletely cus­tom, was the long­est lead-time, I think. Were you in­volved in all de­ci­sions from colour se­lec­tion and pack­ag­ing de­sign to shade names? JM: We were very in­volved. LH: We picked Pantones for ab­so­lutely ev­ery­thing and for ev­ery sin­gle colour, and then MAC gave us some vari­a­tion with om­bre pal­ettes. There was a lot of back and forth, but we landed in a place that we’re re­ally happy with, and that we think people will re­spond to. We’re also very ex­cited about the pack­ag­ing. It came out re­ally well. It’s green fad­ing into pur­ple, a metal­lic rain­bow.

Lazaro Her­nan­dez and Jack McCol­lough

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