In order to add a little bit of sparkle, and maybe an extra dose of freshness to his pre-fall 2013 collection, Prabal Gurung tried to take what women usually love to wear, and built a new sense of easiness into them. The result was a full spectrum of everyday essentials, carrying the ideal amount of sophistication, and that ultra-modern feel that became so imperative over the past seasons. The woman on the go will absolutely fell in love with Gurung’s flawless aesthetic that reads comfort and glamour with the same handiness.
Finding the main inspiration in the designer’s native Nepal, the Prabal Gurung pre-fall 2013 collection was also influenced by Baz Luhrmann’s iconic Romeo + Juliet, and old Versace and Versus ads. Quite a lot to take in, especially when the point is to set focus on effortless appeal and easy silhouettes. But the colorful lineup came up just as delightful as Prabal Gurung envisioned it.
The influence of Mexico in the Prabal Gurung pre-fall 2013 collection is quite recognizable, especially in the lightweight tweed that gently blends shades of green, electric blue and pink, with a series of neutral hues, perfectly complementing the outstanding concept. The end result was then infused in slick coats, sporty jackets and a gorgeous sleeveless number that featured a subtle peplum at the waist. Emphasized by equally bold colors, the garments quickly became hits.
The elevated casualness of the gray sweatpants was turned into a sophisticated yet subtle print, that served as base for a perfectly tailored pair of pants, an utterly feminine skirt, and a sleeveless dress touched by a fine pop of blue. In order for the fabrics and prints to really stand out, Prabal Gurung kept his signature silhouettes clean, effective and modern.
Proof of his unconditional love towards prints, especially delicate floral ones, the gorgeous garments that were covered in subtle yet ravishing green motifs, speaked loudly about Gurung’s already signature style. Envisioned in A-line and sheath dresses and skirts, as well as in cropped pants, the beautiful prints were exclusively accompanied by the timeless black and white combos.
The Prabal Gurung pre-fall 2013 lineup wouldn’t have been complete without a selection of striking evening and red carpet ready gowns. Already a celebrity favorite when it comes to glamorous events, Gurung has a distinct sense of sophistication that turns this type of dresses into seductive, feminine, yet powerful fashion weapons. Featuring a muted color palette of black and whites, the pre-fall evening numbers play upon simplicity and exquisite draping, adding the final notes to an outstanding collection.