– By Teresa Greenfeld –
A refreshingly new feel from Prabal Gurung for Spring 2013; understated sexiness and femininity. Yet even though Gurung sent ruffles, ostrich feathers, and sparkling embellishments down the runway, he still was able to maintain his downtown moody and edgy esthetic. This collection is for the rule-breaker; the girl who seeks a mysterious and cool alternative to evening-wear. Inspired by Indian sculptor Anish Kapoor, the collection featured tunics paired with elegant evening blazers or worn over tailored pants, and sheer caplets over skeleton and bird wing prints. A dove-gray, tiered, ruffled gown with white trim at the waist and neck, and a silver belted, periwinkle blue midi dress, with a layered hem and elbow length sleeves were amongst the collection’s strongest looks. Also of note: a white drop-waist dress with pockets and feather detailing, and a red, sleeveless, sheer paneled top, paired with white slouchy-yet-tailored pants. Gurung, if his use of feathers and birds are any indication, is spreading his immensely talented wings.
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