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First look: Prabal Gurung Pre-Fall 2015

First look: Prabal Gurung Pre-Fall 2015

A tale of two worlds


For Prabal Gurung, Pre-Fall called for some high voltage graphics, razor-sharp tailoring and modern sensibility – inspired by photographs from an American photographer and minimal sculptures from a Korean theorist

This season, Nepalese American fashion designer Prabal Gurung used several inspirations for his Pre-Fall lineup, including Robert Mapplethorpe's imagery of tulips and the contemporary installation he saw at Versailles by Korean artist/theorist Lee Ufan.

Gurung used these creative pieces as his starting point as he "loved the idea of this opulent staging with this simpler, stark idea," which is seen throughout the collection.

Using vibrant graphics, such as abstract flowers and shapes, the designer put his new patterns on feminine silhouettes, from a silk crepe top and silk cotton skirt to a hip-hugging flared pants and kimono-style jackets. He also showed off some fine pieces in the eveningwear department, which saw a dark bustier worn under a see-through embroidered dress. 

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