Prabal Gurung Steals the Day

With Prabal Gurung, Helmut Lang, Alexander Wang, The Milk Studios annual presentation feast and some very important after-parties on yesterday’s roster, it could have been easy to forget all the intricate and important happenings of a large chunk of the early day. Prabal Gurung though, who showed at Noon yesterday made that nearly impossible. With a cohesive combination of purples, greens, and blues, the collection made sense and while not necessarily man repelling in the most traditional ways–it was more a viewing of wearable art–Prabal successfully dressed beautiful women who wanted to look just that: like beautiful women.

 

With palettes that included deep purples, greens, blues and a few strikes of an obligatory orange, girly structured dresses like the ruffled dress pictured, an ombre midi skirt and wildly lush silks, satins and the occasional transparency reigned. The beauty and makeup entailed what would be one of the five shows I’ve seen this season featuring greasy or wet hair. You know what that means, right? Showering is a hygiene process of the past. Lips were painted ombre. The girls looked like they’d all been sucking on ring pops. 

To kick it back a bit cooler, Prabal did offer a few pant and short alternatives. These two looks were particular favorites. Nothing says I run this town like a thick silk turquoise blazer or a water-colored paint-splashed print all the same. I obviously won’t leave out the alien-tastic nature of the slicked back hair combined with sunglasses but really, it just adds to the allure.

It ain’t a Prabal show without a few stray feathers and while the above left was not the only inclusion, it was what I would say may have perhaps been most notable. And what’s best, the individual feather hairs are likely hand died because Gurung is a master of his own nitty and gritty craft. The look to the right exemplifies a feminine take on the traditional mens suit. I’ve noticed an abundance of short suits over fashion week, it’s fantastic. It all feels so Chloe Sevigny wearing Chloe. Chloe in Chloe, ole!

And finally, the kicker.
Should I ever get married it will be in this dress. You know, to throw the masses off. Show a ton of leg, embrace elevated mock silk floral cut outs and, of course, a bondage belt. Because, really, why not wear a bondage belt to tighten you up and separate your left and right boobs to your wedding? All in all, a job so perfectly done. 

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Thoughts?
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09001997685893437632 Elena Martínez Bengoechea

    gorgeous :)

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11038379905531654438 noe connaît

    completely amazing. i'm in utter awe.

    thank you man repeller!

    http://www.noeconnait.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12275098990020852956 mwan

    nice pics
    check out my latest post
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    x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04434311326410751813 Christine

    silk blazers and gorgeous dresses, I'm completely in!

    http://www.seoulandpfassion.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02527008933557848354 Emmy

    This collection is the best I've seen so far. Just awesomeness!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06056490392212965889 De todo y nada

    Yes, they look really beautiful and sweet girls…someday I'll be rich and I'll buy tons of this clothes…

  • http://goeslightly.com Holly

    Oh my ears and whiskers- is that a lamb dress (top set of pictures, third picture)?? Love love love

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08227161878482887061 Cookie

    check out my latest post

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06081690240378836993 Lindsay

    this was my favorite collection form yesterday as well! all the sheer cutouts are placed so perfectly and the watercolor prints are stunning. Gurung is really a master of the craft.

    thestylechildblog.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02756585515065845268 Aubrey and Melissa

    What a completely insane and perfect collection. I cannot get over that last dress, its amazing.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07904293199101553442 Jessie

    this collection was BEYOND stunning. i could not have been more impressed. i absolutely loved every part of it.
    xx, http://wordbyjessie.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07099192961543827474 Kate

    I still love the silk turquoise blazer and shorts. I want!

    kate

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15352458274492211995 Andrea

    I love this collection, the best I've seen of NYFW

  • Anonymous

    Don't get me wrong, I love your usual hilariously funny posts, but this one is really spectacular. It's nice to hear a more serious tone from you that acknowledges fashion as a true art form. Keep the runway recaps coming!

  • Lauren

    just wanted to add that all of the belts and rope harnesses were done by the ever-talented zanabayne (www.zanabayne.com). there is some backstage coverage on her blog, http://www.garbagedress.com.

    check it!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12759545260010101486 The PvdH Journal

    Prabal was my favourite. All sorts of amazingness going on there!

    PvdH

    http://www.ThePvdHJournal.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12973035653136028662 Nikki Ashley

    That last dress totally spoke to me too. I really did enjoy his show…from my couch that is..

    xo Nikki
    http://softspokenstyle.blogspot.com/

  • http://cafemakeup.com Amy

    Awesome review. Turquoise blazer is TDF. She DOES run that town. Did you mean "hand dyed"? Love yer blog!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11298857400909807847 Julia K

    This collection is stunning! Sunglasses must have!

    http://jkolycheva.blogspot.com/
    xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15208662102976765730 Meena Dhuga

    this is awesome!

    http://pinklemonsorbet.blogspot.com/

    Meena ♥

  • chitraa

    gorgeous colours!
    XOXO
    chitraasfashiondiary.blogspot.com

  • http://brightlifeandgoodstyle.blogspot.com/ Shivika, via [The Life Stylist]

    First off: wow, colors! Fall is all about color, color and more color. Liking the third dress on the first row. Its so whimsical, and totally a repller!
    And the floral pants! Yes, those floral pants are super desirable. Just like the deep purple shots in the third row.
    Love em' all!

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14783496945148661633 Linda Lu

    love all the print and texture

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13340220316930238633 Hillary

    That last dress with the sheer panel is amazing!

    http://www.thoreausdaughter.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05659796932666602271 Carolina Sundell

    I'm in love with every piece from the Gurung show! Amazing fashion art!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13579934926599278588 MissLauraHueto

    I knooow, I loved it too! As you say, so coherent, yet every look was special and magical in its very own way… *-*

  • http://wishfulsinfulyou.blogspot.com/ lucillejoy

    Wow, beaut collection!

    wishfulsinfulyou.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03429968469338580701 Cristiana Nunes

    Love the colours, the colour degradé and that black and white tuxedo jacket!!

  • http://theparttimestylist.wordpress.com/ theparttimestylist

    There's a little bit of repelling in there… if you look closely those flowers aren't in bloom, they're already wilted. Wearing something died must count for some repelling points! Gorgeous collection though – I love.

    xx Elia

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00642552195232846675 deborah

    You WILL get married.
    You WON'T wear that dress.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18359692445710227141 Collections

    I cant totally see you wearing that for your wedding.

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  • http://cecylia.com Cecylia

    loving his new SS12 colletion, the blue tailored shorts are going to be my must-wear :D

    Come follow my blog sweetness!

  • http://www.phoandchips.com Bridg

    great write ups, love it! keep 'em coming! ;)

    B xx

    http://www.phoandchips.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14227790770455857624 The Fancy Teacup

    So many perfect elements of surprises, and beautiful choices of color. And I agree, that dress would be so wedding perfect on you!

    ♥, Jamie
    http://www.TheFancyTeacup.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15545521788237753793 lisalora

    nice designs…proud of his works ..damn creative
    http://lisalora-myworld.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00877950599706102393 Pearl

    Wow, what an incredible show! I love the originality. I can't wait for FW in Paris!

    http://laperleaparis.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02451299578131268902 Mary

    I LOVE THIS. What a beautiful show.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02336362746341690208 V

    yeah prabal definitely took the cake!! i would sell my soul for that dress.
    V.LOG

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15157331294725300872 jas

    2nd dress in the first pics is AMAZING

    http://jas-tidbits.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06478261456089588472 Emily

    Just beautiful! Every outfit is delicious.

    http://ivefallenoutwithmyjeans.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02767729169727962205 marysia reeves

    he's a true talent!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06338664880761411302 Yazmin Yeara
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14127014915805670601 Laura Baran

    Zana Bayne on accessories for the win! Love your blog, MR!!
    Laura

  • Leslie

    best thing: yesterday when I looked online at the collection, I literally said "If I ever get married, I'm wearing that dress." (the Prabal finale one with Frida) And the Prabal jaquard (spelling?) floral-print pants are my favorite look so far this whole season. <3

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00877950599706102393 Pearl

    It is all amazing. I just moved to Paris and can't wait for the FW! Here are some of my pics:

    http://laperleaparis.blogspot.com/

  • Anonymous

    Blazers are gorgeous! I'm in love!

    xoxo
    Ana Laura

  • http://chicalarusse.com/ chicalarusse.com

    Oh Darling! I could not agree more! My absolute favorite show so far…!

    http://chicalarusse.com/

  • http://blondeonamission.com/ blondeonamission.com

    I am absolutely in LOVE with the top dress in the middle. Ohmygoodness.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17993662346395208844 Lauren

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