Runway Report: Prabal Gurung SS18

Much like season’s past, Prabal Gurung used his SS18 show stage to send a political message. The show opened with the Activist’s Prayer, “Grant me the strength to change the things I cannot accept,” and with that, the tone was set not only for the remainder of the show but for the season to come.

Using an amalgamation of prints, fabrics, and textures, sheer chiffon reminded us to be our true selves, chunky knits gave us the notion of staying strong and the clashes of plaid pretty much honed in the message that we should still try and have fun, life is too short.

Not only is SS18 set to be a strong season for reasons previously addressed, it also predicts a smart and sophisticated aesthetic. A color palette of mustard yellow, corn-flour blue, monochrome, magenta, stone and plant green made up an inspiring collection. Taylor Hill sported a white box-shouldered, cropped tuxedo jacket paired with matching sports bra and super high-waisted, cerulean shorts. Vika Ihnatenko was styled in a violet puffed sleeved, leather midi dress with thigh-high slit – sophisticated and risque.

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Sabi Datoo-Lalji is a British Fashion Editor and Consultant living in Chelsea, NYC. When she isn't dreaming about Valentino Rock Studs, Sabi can be found practicing yoga and finding zen-like havens for her blog (www.zenandthecity.net) Follow her whimsicle footprint on Twitter & Instagram @sabidatoolalji