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Stream Proenza Schouler's eclectic lo-fi playlist

Mashing up Angel Olsen with Ariel Pink, enter the world of fashion's most dynamic duo with the songs that inspire them

Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, the boys behind Proenza Schouler, are the design duo who have brought a youthful new energy to New York fashion. The label’s dynamism comes from its eclectic mix of influences – with inspiration coming from Tumblr, travel (whether in Tahiti, Nepal or Wyoming) and nostalgia (their SS15 collection referenced school uniforms). They've made films with Harmony Korine and even created pioneering textiles in collaboration with companies that usually trade in spaceship parts.  

When it comes to music, the pair’s preferences are similarly tough to pin down. Their AW14 show pumped a trap remix of Missy Elliott’s "Work It" and Ariel Pink performed at their SS13 after-party, but they're equally in awe of old-school icons such as Patti Smith and Stevie Nicks. To coincide with the release of their collaborative headphones for Master and Dynamic, Jack and Lazaro have compiled an exclusive playlist to be installed in listening booths at Selfridges. 

To celebrate the release of their headphones, we caught up with the designers to talk first concert memories, favourite music videos and karaoke. 

What’s your go-to karaoke anthem? 

Proenza Schouler: We’re both terrified of karaoke. Not our thing!

What song sums up your youth?

Proenza Schouler: The Jesus and Mary Chain – “Darklands”.

Which artist on your playlist would you most like to spend a day with?

Proenza Schouler: She’s not on our playlist but we’d both die to hang out with Stevie Nicks. So prolific on so many levels.

Who do you think are the most exciting musicians right now?

Proenza Schouler: Ariel Pink, Bradford Cox, John Maus, Dev Hynes from Blood Orange, Diplo, Grimes, the list could go on and on.

Of your shows, which soundtrack has been your favorite?

Proenza Schouler: A Missy Elliott remix of “Work It (R4 trap remix)”. 

What were the first concerts you ever went to as teenagers?

Lazaro: The Police. 

Jack: Grateful Dead.

In the era of songs-as-ringtones, what was yours?

Proenza Schouler: Always on vibrate.

What’s your all time favourite music video?

Proenza Schouler: Björk's “All Is Full of Love”, Aphex Twin's “Windowlicker”, and Duran Duran's “The Chauffeur”.

What song can you never get out of your heads?

Proenza Schouler: John Phillips's “Drum”.

Stream the exclusive playlist below: