From the moment Karlie Kloss took her first exit in a striking saturated red gown, the crowd was atwitter with praise for Prabal Gurung's Fall collection. Never one to shy away from color (who could forget last season’s neon hued opening?), Gurung paired shocking pinks and saturated reds with deconstructed classic tailoring and statement outerwear.
Models dressed as elegant punk rockers were seen with subtle candy-colored highlights and short laced leather gloves as they walked on a runway that was hand painted and inspired by the celebrated painting ‘A Parisian Beggar Girl’ by John Singer Sargeant. The set wasn’t the only design with artistic roots, the models nails were also hand painted and inspired by Asian calligraphy –beautiful, even if most of them were hidden.
With the exception of a few ombre fur jackets, the collection was as wearable as it was fanciful. The designer mixed daywear with evening and proved that no matter the time of day, long, lean, and flowing silhouettes are universally appropriate. The Victorian-inspired necklines and longer hemlines for day add a conservative air to the otherwise youthful and rebellious looks.
Photos: Vincenzo Grillo, IMAXtree