Sunday, February 9, 2014

• Prabal Gurung • A/W 14 •

'Technical tradition' and 'Mustang: the Lost Lands of Tibet' inspired Prabal Gurung for his Fall 2014 show, which was held at Skylight at Moynihan Studios. Gongs were present in the set. Technology is something that's almost everywhere. There is a stark contrast between that and the desolate plains of Tibet. I was really interested to see how Prabal would mix the two together. I can tell you, he did so with finesse.

The opener was a black dress with white plumage. Wool and other materials used gave this look a textured feel. Texturing and layering were a splendid aspect to this collection. Drapery was also done perfectly. I instantly remembered the book which the collection is inspired by. He stayed very true to the theme. 

Models sported cable knit sweaters and furs. Thick scarves and Tibetan wraps were worn. Look 4 reminded me of the malevolent Melisandre from HBO's 'Game of Thrones'. When more reds came down the runway I started thinking of volcanoes. The colours were extremely volcanic. They were getting darker as the collection went on and then they mixed together. 

Warrior women were also on my mind during the show, It's a reappearing theme in Prabal's shows. The finale gowns, were silk chiffon and some were embellished (above far right). Joan Smalls wore a black long sleeve silk chiffon gown with a thigh high split that radiated sexuality and dominance. 

Yet another flooring set of designs from a great designer.

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