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!