New York Fashion Week: Prabal Gurung Autumn/Winter 15
Ain't no mountain high enough
Representing the Asian contingent on the fourth day of New York Fashion Week (NYFW), Prabal Gurung, lit up the runway with his mountainous inspired collection, of sensual easy to wear elegance. Born in Singapore and raised in Nepal, before training in the fashion craft in New York, Prabal always finds his inspiration high above sea level in the mountains heights – this season it is America's Adirondacks.
Boasting a fan club that counts America's First Lady and the Duchess of Cambridge as members, Prabal is in his sixth year of showing at NYFW.
The Autumn/Winter 15 pieces blur the lines between resort wear and evening: "I just wanted to do this beautiful luxurious sportswear that... spoke about the woman, spoke about the girl...And that's my vocabulary. What I wanted to do was bring the glamour of the evening wear to the sportswear, and the ease and comfort of the sports wear to the evening," he said.
Hems were slashed thigh-high in loose fitting silhouettes that flowed with graceful glamour. Panels were cut sheer in a peek-a-boo twist. Shift dresses got the embellished treatment of sequins and lace, and some plunging necklines accented the favoured simple tank cut. Layers of sumptuous two tone fur coats finished the looks. Models wore straight centre-partings and were fresh faced, allowing the relaxed glamour to take the spotlight.