• Show Review: Prabal Gurung Fall 2014

    For his latest Fall 2014 collection, Prabal Gurung pulls inspiration from the small republic of Mustang in the Himalayas, a locale only opened to foreign visitors twenty-two years ago. That influence is palpable in the lineup’s astrakhan-inspired outerwear and its layered and draped ensembles: a feminine take on the traditional garb of the villagers as well as Buddhist monks. The color palette runs the gamut from pristine winter white to the fiercest reds.

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    Fur vests, cropped chubbies with leather trim, a Mongolian lamb collar knee-length coat, collarless numbers blending suede and pieced fur: as we’ve seen in other collections thus far, outerwear is strong, powerful, and luxe for the season. The fuzzy texture makes quite the sartorial declaration when paired with draped chiffon skirts exposing a great deal of thigh and beaded strappy sandals.

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    If we can be sure of anything, it’s that Gurung will always give an eye-catching print. He does just here, sprawling tapestry patterns on on-trend sweatshirts, those aforementioned draped skirts (if you were wondering, thighs are in for autumn), functional printed trousers, office-appropriate button-front shirts, and intricately draped tops.

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    If your style is more pared-down and minimal, not to worry: there are a number of pieces in the selection that still radiate power, control, and high-fashion without being over the top. I am captivated by the way simple turtlenecks are layered under classic knits and silky blouses, the ease of oversized collar coats, and the structure yet femininity of suits with satin-detailed blazers and pleated trousers.

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    The sultriness factor is turned all the way up with cutout dresses and come hither feather skirts. We can count on Ciara trying on these looks for size post-pregnancy.

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    With the Oscars and Cannes Film Festival still to come this year, Gurung would have been remiss to not present some show-stopping gowns. These are definitely head turners with embroidered bodices, cutout detailing, bright hues, and thigh-high slits. I am looking forward to seeing Kerry Washington, Lady Gaga, and Sarah Jessica Parker in these designs before year’s end.

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    Are you blown away by Prabal Gurung’s latest?

    Images: Style.com

    Faith

    Faith Cummings is a senior editor and staff writer for Fashion Bomb Daily.

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