Prabal Gurung AW13 collection
Prabal Gurung is one of the New York’s foremost rising stars. With his designs now worn by the Duchess of Cambridge, Sarah Jessica Parker and Jennifer Lawrence, Gurung's name is one that is increasingly becoming a mainstay in US fashion circles.
The Nepalese designer introduced military propriety to New York Fashion Week on Day 3 with a show that left everyone lusting after powerful and luxurious uniforms and sabre-sharp footwear.
The show was a juxtaposition of tough-yet-feminine from the get-go, with olive green dresses harnessed at the waist with torso-framing belts and folkloric embroidery, epaulettes and chain-detailing all heavily influencing the collection.
According to the show notes, the collection was about empowering women – and that it did. The embroideries that featured in the collection were apparently based on the traditional garb adopted by members of Asgarda, a Ukrainian women’s separatist group. Members of the sect have retreated into the Carpathian Mountains to emulate the mythological Amazons, training in martial arts and pursuing a life free from men, trafficking and oppression. Now there’s a thought…
See the collection here.