Talk of the Tents
New York Fashion Week photos, live blogging, runway highlights and celebrities.
BloggersAnne Bratskeir Joseph V. Amodio Nina Ruggiero Barbara Schuler Greg Emerson
Inspiration: The kingdom of Mustang, obscure, remote, an exotic Himalayan territory that was closed to the world until 1991.
The vibe: Somber and serene, gigantic brass gongs were centered on the cement runway with models taking a loooooong walk around, demonstrating how beautifully the clothes moved. This, compared to Gurung’s spectacle last season – cartoony, candy-colored...Read more »
In the showmanship department, Prabal Gurung’s afternoon show at Manhattan’s main post office was, by far, the most dramatic of the week so far. Thirty-eight models filed out from backstage and marched into a rectangular box on the runway that was enclosed with plastic panels. They stood there, still, until, one by one, they emerged from the plastic, taking a runway walk and returning to their...Read more »
Busy, busy boy that Prabal Gurung. Last Thursday, there was the huge bash for his new line at Target, then on Saturday, his downtown uber-luxe runway show was the hot ticket. On Monday, at the tents, he presented his ICB collection, a contemporarily priced line of savvy city girl clothes that really hit the mark. So how tired was he? “It hasn’t hit me yet,” said Gurung, looking fresh as a daisy,...Read more »
Prabal Gurung was thinking about women in the military for his fall 2013 collection – not just uniforms mind you, but the women who serve – and the balance of their strength and femininity. Olive green openers included a nipped-waist, form-fitting officer’s jacket that managed to simultaneously convey aggression and sexiness. Furthering that theme were leather harnesses that outlined the body (a...Read more »
In a flight of fancy that was slightly surreal and off-kilter gorgeous, Prabal Gurung’s cocktail-party clothes for Spring 2013 seemed almost (dare we say it?) comfortable. And confident ladies won’t mind a bit that the collection isn't melted onto their bodies and won't necessarily show off all the hours they’ve put in at the gym. In fact, this collection goes quite the other way – concealing the...Read more »