Monday, February 16, 2015

Prabal Gurung // Fall 2015 //

Chic evening wear is becoming the trend of New York Fashion Week. First Jason Wu, then Altuzarra, and now Prabal Gurung. The Nepalese designer looked to upstate New York to the Adirondack Mountains. Women of age who have garnered life experience also inspired Prabal for Fall 2015. Frankie Rayder (40), Kirsty Hume (38), Tasha Tilberg (35) and a few other models in their thirties strutted their stuff youthfully down the runway at the ICB Building. 

The opening look was a cream centre split folded slip dress worn underneath a grey parka with a fur collar. My favourite trend of the season so far - fur was present here. Look 4 looked liked a lady who lunches dream. The fur coat featured different types of fur. A gorgeous sweater inside featured a wide high neck. A prim skirt was also worn. The following look was a white and black fur gilet.
The woman of upstate New York was definitely present in this collection. The demure clothing was given a sexy flare by Gurung. The clothes were proper but spiced up with a deep V-neck, sheer details or lace. As the collection progressed we saw the colour auburn which Gurung has been using frequently in his previous collections. Look 21 was a plunging neckline sleeveless dress with an architectural fold revealing a sliver of leg. Stylists take note. 

Hilary Rhoda made a rare appearance on the runway donning a crimson parka, over a two toned red sweater with a roomy neckline and a sheer skirt. This roominess was an undercurrent that flowed through the show. The clothes weren’t exactly waist cinching and strangely I liked that. It gave them that stylishly demure grown woman appeal. Frankie Rayder wore a jacket that consumers will be racing to get. Her black number featured was lined with white fur. A sensual dress underneath was black and white. The asymmetrically patterned dress featured lace details. Black T-bar heels completed the look.

Prabal Gurung excites me. Every season I look forward to seeing what he has to offer. For Fall 2015, a beautiful experience grown woman was the evolution of the Prabal woman. For Spring I can see it either revisiting this ethos or returning to a flirty twenty something year old. But I’m happy to let this Fall season sink in for the next seven months. This was a wonderful collection. 

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