Runway Review: Prabal Gurung Spring 2015

Just like his most recent Fall collection, Prabal Gurung looked to Nepal as his main inspiration this season with the exception that this time he honed in on the Himmalayas, effortlessly evolving as a designer before our very eyes and clearly hitting his stride with his Spring 2015 collection.

There was an obvious but seamless mixture from both his love of couture design with sporty everyday silhouettes.  Racerback shapes showed up on the back (and front) of multiple easy to wear dresses and on cropped tops layered over gowns while luxurious combinations of leather, chiffon and jacquards were pieced together to create low-hip swinging skirts, sporty zip-up jackets, straight-legged trousers and tuxedo jackets.

Reflecting on Fall 2014 even more, paneling and asymmetry continued to be two of the main constructions he focused on except he made them applicable for Spring by assembling semi-sheer dresses and knitted tops with peek-a-boos of skin rather than chunky knitted sweaters or wool-blended dresses. Finally, while some ensembles stayed simple and sleek, he added extra drama to some with design details like ostrich feathers, high volume ruffles and floating fabric providing braver fashion mavens with true opportunities to stand out amongst a crowd.

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