Prabal Vixen – “Silver Linings Playbook” star Jennifer Lawrence wore a black matte jersey and chiffon gown from Prabal Gurung’s pre-fall 2013 collection at the 18th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards yesterday. Donning a messy bun, the actress looked sensual yet sophisticated in the glam look.
Sexy Shoes – Shoe label Casadei and designer Prabal Gurung collaborate for the second consecutive season on a series of shoes made for pre-fall 2013. “Working with Prabal Gurung this second time around, our language and commitment to designing for the sexy yet elegant woman was punctuated this season by the want to add a youthful motif,” says Casadei creative director Cesare Casadi of the partnership.
The first style is a tube boot made with a structured platform heel while the second style is a closed toe heel made with a mesh panel. Both styles are offered in neon pink, vivid green, and classic black & white. Casadei for Prabal Gurung will be sold at Casadei boutiques and fashion retailers worldwide.
A design from Prabal Gurung’s fall 2012 collection
Prabal Gurung is the latest designer to team up with Target for a capsule collection set to launch next February. The limited edition collection will feature ready-to-wear and accessories including shoes, bags and jewelry. The line will hit Target stores starting February 10th through March 23, 2013. “I am so thrilled to be working with Target on a collection that brings my designs to a wider audience,” says Gurung of the collaboration. “This collection was inspired by love and if Target’s guests can feel even a little bit of the love that I felt while I was designing this collection, then I will consider it a job well done.”
Gurung’s Sumptuous Fall – For fall 2012, Prabal Gurung presented an array of form-fitting, body hugging silhouettes in a deep palette of electric blue, gold and black. Continuing a use of psychedelic prints, this season also gave way to rich metallic fabrics, sumptuous leather and feather adorned gowns. Luxe coats and sweaters served as outerwear for fall with puffy sleeves and gloves. Overall, Gurung showcased an eclectic collection–part light and part dark–which ranged from traditional sportswear to stunning gowns.
Dark Violet – Candice Swanepoel trades in her signature blonde locks for a brunette ‘do in Prabal Gurung’s spring 2012 campaign. Wearing a palette of violet hues and standout prints, Candice smolders in front of Daniel Jackson’s lens with styling by Tiina Laakkonen. The advertisements were inspired by artist Nobuyashi Araki’s photographic series, “Sensual Flowers” which is embodied by Candice’s sensuous poses. / Hair by Didier Malige, Makeup by Hannah Murray
Gurung in Bloom – Prabal Gurung was having a lavender moment for his spring 2012 collection shown during New York Fashion Week today. After last season’s story of dark romance received high praise, Gurung sent an array of floral, Rorschach-like print dresses down the catwalk with sexy cutouts and sheer material. The Nepalese designer also incorporated bold metallic sheen and graduated prints that faded from lavender to white like paint spilling down a canvas. Dresses were embellished with bondage accents, providing contrast to the airy, ethereal shapes.
Ascension – Rising to the top of the ranks, Prabal Gurung releases an online only campaign for his fall 2011 collection starring Julia Saner. Photographed by Daniel Jackson and styled by Tiina Laakkonen, the photographs capture the dark elegance of the autumn collection perfectly.
Collaborative Effort – CFDA winner Prabal Gurung teamed up with sportswear retailer J. Crew for a capsule collection full of feminine ruffles and clean piping. Modeled by Bette Franke, all several looks are available on J. Crew’s site now.
Going for a romantic approach with his fall 2011 collection, designer Prabal Gurung took to the runway with his own version of evening wear for the third day of New York Fashion Week. From seductive reds and lavenders to severe white and black, Gurung seemed to hit all the right notes with lace detailing, leather accents and cinched waists on relaxed silhouettes.