Review Just In: Prabal Gurung

Uncursed. A simple, ambiguous, word served as the touchpoint for Prabal Gurung’s stellar Autumn Winter 2012 collection at New York fashion week.

Inspired by the engineered Japanese blue rose circa 2004, Gurung’s tackling of a man-made take on a natural beauty was exemplified in his collection, which showed his dark side— a rarity for anyone who knows him. As the all-black looks marched out on brunette models, followed by a blue moment and topped off with a finale of ivory and gold gowns shown on blondes, it, like Jason Wu, signified a move away from the ladylike aesthetic that both have become known for.

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This collection upped the ante and was provocative—if for no other reason than the fact that it was precise, bold and downright sexy. Among the standouts were stunningly sculpted coats, a sheer dress embroidered with jet beads and alluring bootleg trousers. There was plenty of red carpet drama, which only helped further convey that Gurung is a designer who knows well how to cover all his bases.

See the full collection here...

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