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Prabal GurungSpring Summer 2015 New York

Runway Review
9/7/2014 Faith Cummings/fashionwirepress.com

Prabal Gurung has women the world over itching to slip into his designs, thus it's no surprise that he was inspired by travel for his Spring collection. "Global trekker" was the influence: something the designer knows quite a bit about having grown up in Nepal and its proximity to the Himalayas. The impetus started with his Resort 2015 assortment, which was informed by the brand's jaunts to trunkshows in countries all around the globe including Canada and Singapore.

An icy trek was clearly on Gurung's mind as white burst through from the start with moments of aquamarine accents, perhaps referencing the blue sky atop mountain caps. Legs were bare, peeking out from mini skirts, and midriffs were also exposed - more evidence to substantiate the fact that crop tops are carrying right through to 2015. Transparent fabrics layered on a sensual spirit, but felt quite ethereal on roomy trousers, functional pleated trousers, and relaxed blouses.

A sense of dishevelment was conjured on tops with unexpected cutouts, the juxtaposition of fabrics in a haphazard way, and unfinished hems - the mix authentically Gurung but the disarrayed attitude didn't connect with his aesthetic's glamorous polish. Landscape and mountain prints served their purpose, taking flirty frocks and zip-front jackets far above sea level.

Metal-buckle belts mimicked those needed to keep mountain-rappelling harnesses intact, cinching the waist and peeping out from just underneath tops cut off a bit below the bust. Mesh insets then drove the sporty chic point home on knits that continued the tousled mood, with an uneven collar here and stripe there. Straight-leg trousers injected edge with multiple zippers: an ode to the pockets needed to hold a multitude of trekking essentials, or perhaps just those required for stomping the streets of the Big Apple. A couple of colorblock suits were also on the menu, but were as menswear-inspired as Gurung intended to get.

Femininity closed the collection with tiers of printed ruffles, the brand's signature feather embellishment, and crop top and maxi skirt combinations for the toned set who isn't covering their midriff by any means. The selection at hand was more in the vein of controlled sexiness than some of the brand's past collections, but it all felt fresh and vibrant - a welcome sentiment just when we all thought Gurung was settling into his signatures.

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9/7/2014 Faith Cummings/fashionwirepress.com

Prabal Gurung has women the world over itching to slip into his designs, thus it's no surprise that he was inspired by travel for his Spring collection. "Global trekker" was the influence: something the designer knows quite a bit about having grown up in Nepal and its proximity to the Himalayas. The impetus started with his Resort 2015 assortment, which was informed by the brand's jaunts to trunkshows in countries all around the globe including Canada and Singapore.

An icy trek was clearly on Gurung's mind as white burst through from the start with moments of aquamarine accents, perhaps referencing the blue sky atop mountain caps. Legs were bare, peeking out from mini skirts, and midriffs were also exposed - more evidence to substantiate the fact that crop tops are carrying right through to 2015. Transparent fabrics layered on a sensual spirit, but felt quite ethereal on roomy trousers, functional pleated trousers, and relaxed blouses.

A sense of dishevelment was conjured on tops with unexpected cutouts, the juxtaposition of fabrics in a haphazard way, and unfinished hems - the mix authentically Gurung but the disarrayed attitude didn't connect with his aesthetic's glamorous polish. Landscape and mountain prints served their purpose, taking flirty frocks and zip-front jackets far above sea level.

Metal-buckle belts mimicked those needed to keep mountain-rappelling harnesses intact, cinching the waist and peeping out from just underneath tops cut off a bit below the bust. Mesh insets then drove the sporty chic point home on knits that continued the tousled mood, with an uneven collar here and stripe there. Straight-leg trousers injected edge with multiple zippers: an ode to the pockets needed to hold a multitude of trekking essentials, or perhaps just those required for stomping the streets of the Big Apple. A couple of colorblock suits were also on the menu, but were as menswear-inspired as Gurung intended to get.

Femininity closed the collection with tiers of printed ruffles, the brand's signature feather embellishment, and crop top and maxi skirt combinations for the toned set who isn't covering their midriff by any means. The selection at hand was more in the vein of controlled sexiness than some of the brand's past collections, but it all felt fresh and vibrant - a welcome sentiment just when we all thought Gurung was settling into his signatures.


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