Fall 2012: Prabal Gurung

12 Feb

From heaven to hell. Pretty cliché of an inspiration for another rather unusual collection. Gurung stepped away from his well trodden glamour path in the spring towards an edgier, more erotic arena and it seems he is intending to stay here. The wild metallic prints that emerged in the Spring reinvented themselves for the fall in different colors and more demure patterns than the vibrant ones from Spring. This collection felt like it was really gearing up to give Riccardo Tisci a run for his money — there were some pullovers that were similar to the FW11 Givenchy ones and a lot of the cuts and basic idea behind the pieces felt Givenchy-esque. Gurung had a really great thing going for him and I appreciate his desire to branch out but he does seem to be stretching himself too thin. The beginning of this show was dull, a series of blacks and simple looks that after awhile merged into this cornucopia of pattern and flare and intensity that seemed overdone. There was no subtlety to this collection, nothing that is easy to contrast the wildness behind the rest of the pieces. I’m curious to see where Gurung ends up plateauing — does he keep trying this or find a medium with his already established style?

Photocredit: style.com

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