Sunday, 11 September 2011

purple's drawing power


The city of New York is more than ever a focus
of attention for its 9/11 solemn commemoration
ceremony as well as for the ongoing fashion
week where Prabal Gurung's s/s 2012 collection
stood out like a sore thumb.



Born in Singapore and raised in Kathmandu,
Gurung studied at New Delhi's National Institute
of Fashion Technology and designed for Manish
Arora before moving to New York where he began
his design career interning for Donna Karan while
attending Parsons School of Design.



He worked with Cynthia Rowley's design team
and as Bill Blass' design director before establishing
his eponymous label that briskly made its name
in the highly competitive market of fashion thanks
to strong statement pieces beloved by leading
ladies and celebrities.



Prabal's high fashion has always been colorful
yet this time the gifted designer presented a
sharp collection in purple, green and black
showing sharply tailored dresses with special
floral prints (made in collaboration with a London
printmaker)
skillfully combining sporty and
Hollywood glamour playing with tulle, crepe de
Chine, latex, feathers and paillettes in recycled
plastic. Prabal's got ways and means of 
keeping his label on top.

> all images by GoRunway via Vogue <

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