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Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCulloch of Proenza Schouler show no signs of slowing down.
Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCulloch of Proenza Schouler show no signs of slowing down.

The red-hot duo behind Proenza Schouler can't stop, won't stop Add to ...

It has been nine years since Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCulloch started their steadily successful women's-wear label Proenza Schouler, yet people still trip up on its pronunciation. So all together now: PRO-en-ZA SKOOL-er.

With that out of the way, congratulations are in order as the designers recently won the most important award in American fashion: women's-wear designer of the year from the Council of Fashion Designers of America. Hernandez and McCulloch, both in their early 30s, first met in 1998 at Parsons School of Design, where they worked together on their thesis project, a collection that Barneys New York purchased in its entirety.

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