Prabal Gurung’s a serious New york player. That as much can be seen from his socialite audience at his shows as much as the models who walk for him ie. Sophisticates, Frankie Rayder, Kirsty Hume & Christina Kruse to name a few.
His particular brand of drop-dead gorgeous linear dresses with subdued and sexy detailing such as sheer panelling. satin skimming shifts paired with offbeat, upper East side just-enough-edge parkas and fur stoles looked every inch the well-bred, well-heeled women who love to rock the PB. This is the epitome of New York style. The sass is in the cut, the luxurious fabric pairings and the column slits.
But this season, as well as Prabal’s usual references to tribal and mountain influences, he showed a whole new lair of easy, wearable grown-up. And that’s no bad thing. Skin peeped through silk sheer panels while the play was on wrap and cut and architectural edge. Hot shades of orange hinted at Gurung’s heritage while the show stoppers were the tuxedo all-in-ones with lace panels, cut to perfection with narrow tailored slim pant detailing.
Sure there were spaghetti straps galore to appease his loyal following, but the come of age vision and confidence that ran throughout the show cannot be ignored. Gurung has shown that he’s the real deal.