Label: Prabal Gurung

Season: Spring/Summer 2015

Grade:  A+

My degree is in Mass Communication and I was taught to always fully disclose any conflicts of interest. I have a crush on Prabal Gurung. I fantasize about sharing coffee with the designer and having long talks and walks about beauty and fashion. Despite my love for Gurung, this in no way influenced my impartial review of his collection for New York Fashion Week. The master of taste and elegance hit it out of the park and created a collection that was sporty, fun, and formal.

Pros: Vulgar is not in the Prabal Gurung vocabulary. There are plenty of mesh and knit details with above the knee skirts and cut outs, but the collection comes across as sporty chic. Going the romantic route for Spring is easy to do and Gurung deviates from this. There is a clear original take on how to mix and match patterns, fabrics, and colors. In fact, this sporty take on Spring can be defined as the new classic. And Gurung gives us some signature moments too! There are a few evening pieces that had fantastic feather detailing, and Look 30 with the ruffles was a dream to see in motion. Looks 21, 24, 30, 32, and 37 were my favorites!

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Cons: This collection can come across to the average person as complicated and hard to wear/style. But the beauty of a Prabal Gurung is fully experienced once you are in the clothes. I just hope the originality of the design and high fashion energy doesn’t scare the consumer who would normally opt for something more trendy or predictable.

See the entire presentation below. What do you think of the collection?

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