Show Review: Prabal Gurung Pre-Fall 2013

As we move into Pre-Fall, collections get darker and more texture-heavy, reflecting the autumnal chill that is soon to come: well for most designers at least. With his assortment for the season, Prabal Gurung is showing that he doesn’t believe in more neutral hues for Fall, as his latest creations are as bright as they come. The modern printmaster continues his signature patterns, taking from a bevy of inspirations including his native country of Nepal, Baz Luhrmann’s 1996 film Romeo + Juliet, and vintage ads from Versace and Versus. All the influences are apparent from the collection’s visual beauty to the avant-garde and sexy vibe that runs through almost every look.

I hope you’ve studied your print mixing because Gurung is throwing it into high-gear for Pre-Fall. Florals juxtaposed against windowpane patterns, splashes of baroque wherever possible, flowers dancing together on colorblocked ensembles: nothing is off limits for the season. The daring and bold fashionistas will fall in love with this collection.

Not to worry: there are looks that are minimalist-friendly, though you will certainly still stand out in a crowd. Gurung makes sure of that with metallics and colorblocking (which even goes down to the shoes).

There are more than enough red carpet-worthy ensembles and I must admit that these are my favorite looks in the collection. A black and white dress with a ruffled collar and draped tulip skirt is so beautiful in its simplicity and exact in its tailoring that there is no way you can deny the talent and skill on display here.

What do you think?



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

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