Runway Report: Prabal Gurung Fall 2015

Hand-knitted cashmeres from his native Nepal, embossed velveteen, embroidered tweeds and snow leopard printed calf hair were just some of the luxurious materials interwoven into Prabal Gurung’s Fall 2015 collection. “My love for the mountains took me to the heights of the Adirondacks where Mother Nature’s meditative, majestic beauty, serene color palette, and exquisite textures served as the central point of inspiration for the season,” wrote Gurung referring to his designs.

As always, the Singapore-born, Nepal-raised designer’s simple silhouettes were brought to life through impeccable detailing and an unusual mix of materials. Exaggerated turtleneck sweaters and oversized fur-collared coats added an element of warmth to the slinky silk dresses and sheer paneling that ran throughout the multi-faceted collection.

The Parsons’ alumnus also credits “strong women” as being an ongoing influence throughout his work, a sentiment beautifully translated through the designer’s exquisite tailoring and structural seam work. The models slicked-back, middle-parted hair and minimal makeup added to the collection’s refined elegance, while plunging necklines and asymmetrical thigh-high slits gave the sophisticated garments a sensual edge.

While each look in the collection was worthy of its own runway, the standout piece was a geometric patterned A-line coat. It’s textural fur bottom panel and metallic detailing belonged in a 17th Century Russian Palace – and while we’re at it, deserved one as well.

Here’s to another winning collection and the inevitable depletion of our bank accounts.

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Naomi Nachmani is a Toronto-based fashion, beauty and lifestyle freelance writer. She has a penchant for history, travelling, books and The Bachelor, and believes strongly in the value of emojis. Find her on Twitter and Instagram @naominachmani