Prabal Gurung’s adventures throughout Nepal, China, and India serve as the catalyst behind his forthcoming collection. In this Prabal Gurung Fall 2019 Collection review, we bear witness to a melting pot of many cultures, colors, and customs as the designer pays homage to these exotic locations.
“There is one universal truth: All women, all over the world, want to look beautiful. That is always the theme of my designs.”Prabal Gurung
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The radial yellow and teal patterning against the knitted turtleneck sweater instantly connects with the eye. There is a nautical feel to the look, amplified by the tiered skirt and it’s multi-textured layers cut like ocean waves. The bright blue puffer jacket plays fair with the other cerulean shades.
Lace and luxury light up this dainty co-ordinated set. The bold white trimming forms a Y at the center of the blouse. A string of small buttons follow this clever method of color blocking. See-through lace overlay starts at the model’s mid-torso and continues down the garment. This classic detail is partially obscured because of the height of the high waisted trousers.
The South Asian spirit of Nepali and India is quite perceivable in this wrapped silk dress. The explosion of colors mimic the Holi festival, a Hindu celebration of how good conquers evil. The high neckline covers the clavicle and long, slender sleeves reach the wrists. The sliver of waist and upper thigh skillfully juxtaposes the modesty found up top.
This look is a reincarnation, a dark doppelgänger, of the previous. The black lace color scheme replaces the former chromatic composition, but is just as lustrous as the last. Prabal Gurung demonstrates great range by displaying the same exact silhouette in such a polarizing manner.
If black satin, a doodled on Etch-A-Sketch, and Lite Brites conceived a baby, this jumpsuit would be the result in the best way possible. The purple to pink gradient of glitter across the chest is practically backlit by the mesh fabric. This look would be killer for a New Years Eve party if you’re into that totally extra vibe.
All images are from Vogue.
Designer: Prabal Gurung
Season: Fall 2019 Ready to Wear
Date: Sunday, February 10, 2019
Location: New York, NY