Prabal Gurung Fall 2011: Romantic Yet Dangerously Passionate and Real
Day three of New York Fashion Week was off to an epic and hectic start thanks to designer Prabal Gurung and his show. It appeared as if anybody who was anybody in the fashion world was in attendance. Anna Wintour and her entourage even headed backstage before the show! Among the others spotted was a casual Nina Garcia, Brad Goreski, Lisa Love, and best friends Bryan Boy and Rumi Neely. We totally swooned when photog/blogging extraordinaire couple, Garance Dore and Scott Schuman arrived together (Schuman also appeared to be shooting the collection).
The show began to a dark audience as one of our favorite songs “Addicted to Love” from Florence + The Machine blared. Florence Welch‘s lyrics and raw sound perfectly complemented Prabal’s Fall 2011 collection whose looks were both romantic, yet dangerously passionate and real. A stunning Karlie Kloss opened the show in a fabulous frock while models Joan Smalls, Frida Gustavasson, Nimue Smit, Mirte Maas and Fei Fie Sun also walked the runway!
The show, which was styled by Tiina Laakkonen, was similar to being in love. Prabal’s pieces were soft, dreamy, and romantic with complementing and contrasting items that were more structured, which represented the dark heartbreak that sometimes occurs when love is lost. Items were in shades of red, violet, pink and grey, while some of the outfits that were in black and white had pops of red within them. Standout pieces included a monochromatic purple fur coat and a black sheer piece with beaded accents.
The makeup by Tom Pecheux was more natural, as the hair was what got the attendees attention. The look created by Didier Malige was one which was voluminous and very bed head like with locks that contained streaks of rainbow color.
In the end, the crowded space roared for Prabal…The show itself was very real and gripping as love and heartbreak is one of most relatable occurrences that humans go through together. It was fascinating that Prabal’s collection for Fall 2011 truly captured and represented that “feeling of love and heartache” perfectly.
View Prabal Gurung’s collection in the finale video and image gallery below.