Runway Report- Prabal Gurung Pre-Fall 2013 Electric Watercolors On Acid
Inspired by Baz Luhrmann’s 90’s hit Romeo + Juliet the textiles of Mexico and the vivid palette of colors from his native Nepal, Parbal Gurung presented a stellar collection that answered the question he asked himself prior to starting the design process; “How do you make something a woman wants to wear and give it just the right amount of twist?.”
Prabal pointed out to WWD that this collection is indeed larger in size and more varied in price points than others like Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer. Tweed coats, silk sheath dresses and simple well-tailored pants were generously doused with bold colors and electric prints to create a hybrid of futuristic looks that would look fantastic on women of all ages and shapes- a true test of design mastery by any measure.
The techno-fusion of style and color was also extended to the footwear which held on to the trend of cap-toed heels as well as loose-fitting ankle boots. Mostly designed with restrained black/white, they were occasionally given a boost with bright greens and pinks lifted off of the clothes.
Earlier this year, the 38-year-old who was also a runner up for the 2010 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, was commissioned to create uniforms for Sephora beauty advisers across North America. Sharon Rothstein, senior vice president of marketing for Sephora credited “Prabal’s ability to design clothes that are modern and cool yet accessible to all women reflects Sephora’s ideal of client-inspired beauty.”
Images VIA Style.com
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