Runway Report: Prabal Gurung

Prabal Gurung dedicated his spring collection to his mother and her personal fight against sexism. To reinforce the feminist attitude, he also cited “My Life on the Road,” the book by Gloria Steinem, one of the minds behind the push for female equality.

The pieces that made their way down the runway included lingerie-like dresses, which were fluid and cut on the bias to inject movement into the pieces. Thigh-slit styles gave sensuality to a rigorous cotton satin shirtdress and a high-waisted leather skirt embellished with piercing-like metallic details handgraved in Nepal.

Prabal made sure to keep Spring’s chillier temps in mind, sticking to transitional neutral shades, earth tones, and various blues, as well as including a handful of sweaters, dusters, and furry coats for layering. Plus, fans of current trends can breathe a sigh of relief; it seems cropped structured pants, ruffles, shoulder-baring styles, and capes aren’t going anywhere.

The designer also debuted his new jewelry collection on the runway. The oversized, sculptural silver earrings, were handmade in Nepal from recycled metals. “I wanted to highlight Nepal’s special crafts,” he says. “These artisans have been making jewelry for generations, but they’re dying arts. Technology is taking over, but there’s something very Old World and charming about the flaws and imperfections in handcrafted goods.”

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