Monday, February 13, 2012
NYFW FW '12: Prabal Gurung
Hell and heaven. Prabal Gurung's Fall collection made that journey, starting off all black, traveling through a blue period, and culminating in a finale of gold and ivory worthy of the pearly gates. Beforehand, the designer talked about his own spiritual quest, about embracing both the dark and the light within.
On the runway, that translated into dueling impulses. On the one hand, Gurung is an expert tailor with a keen skill for creating a sleek, sexy silhouette: See his sleeveless, body-hugging dress made in part from stretchy iridescent neoprene or a pantsuit pieced together from shiny and matte black fabrics. The new louche trousers he showed came in a low-slung, skinny flare shape.