NYFW: Prabal Gurung

Hello Everyone! Last night I went to the Prabal Gurung runway show. The show itself was exciting- all of us watching, still wrapped in our coats and hidden away from the frigid cold. Half the fun was people watching, seeing those who braved the cold in sling back heels and thin coats to the more experienced fur hat and scarf wearers. Entirely black was the look of choice. I however liked those who opted for bright colors and daring extremes. My eye followed them in the crowd, as they peeled back layers of color, some contrasting and others complementing, hat and scarf still remaining, ready to watch the show.

Prabul Gurung showed big fur coats of black and white paired with thick scarves, fitting for New York this week. The first models dressed in light whites and grays, the pattern of the snow leopard repeating across looks, drawing dresses, tops, and coats together. The collection then shifted to reds and oranges, then to darker tones of navy and black. Some pieces were absolute standouts; silk gowns with deep cutouts drawing attention to the back to open necklines accentuating the front. Many collars were trimmed in white, light brown, and gray furs while others, large knitted turtlenecks. Throughout every look, the accessories brought out a defining touch. My favorites, bright orange sling backs popping against the grey and white tones of the mini dresses to coordinating alongside the long red backless evening gowns. Every look had a very polished and tailored aesthetic. Slits cut up the front in both sheer and bare fabrics leaving the model exposed on her bottom half but bundled warmly on her top.

Unlike the Thakoon show, Prabal Gurung’s runway was lined with seats only on one side and a single giant video screen live streaming the show where you first walked in. The runway was stark white, providing the looks the opportunity to tell their story. Thakoon and Prabal Gurung used some of the same colors we all associate well with fall- reds contrasted to navies, blacks, and blues. My favorite look was a past the knee fur coat, huge pockets, the top entirely black and the bottom layered in white spotted accents. Experiencing the collections first hand draws attention to the craftsmanship and design of a collection. More shows to come…


Cecilia Roses





For coverage of the show: http://www.style.com/slideshows/fashion-shows/fall-2015-ready-to-wear/prabal-gurung/collection/10