Runway Report: Prabal Gurung

 Prabal Gurung wanted his fall/winter 2018 show to be a celebration of the multicultural, taking inspiration from the Gulabi Gang in India and the Mosuo tribe in China – much in part due to their traditional favour of the colour pink. Pink was officially reclaimed as a feminist hue this season by the designer, who repeatedly promotes female liberation, working with models, influencers and actresses of all shapes and sizes, cultures, sexes and races.

And the collection certainly did hit the celebratory note, awash with colour and texture. Proportion play and layering were key here, with heavy knits and puffa jackets adding a little practicality to proceedings. In amongst the raspberry and bubblegum pink tones, a traditionally autumnal palette surfaced again, further cementing berry, rust and mustard as must-have colours for next winter.
Particular highlights included an off-white quilted gilet with a super-soft fur panel from waist to knee, pointed court shoes in an array of options with floppy, oversized fabric bows on the front. Plus, watercolour florals seen towards the finale, washed across casual sportswear pieces like a bomber jacket with wide lapels, juxtaposed with skirt in swathes of chiffon. The event concluded with asymmetric gowns covered in sequins that will be red carpet hits for sure and we particularly enjoyed the all velvet mustard turtleneck paired with a floor length navy skirt complete with thigh-high split

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