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 frocks set behind plastic – was restrained.
Lust-o-meter: Shockingly luxe sportswear included waffle knit turtlenecks – these drool-worthy when paired with artfully spliced asymmetrical skirts in chiffon. A paint-stained tapestry print on skirts and pants – lovely – and that bold crimson chiffon gown was topped with a Swarovski-crystal-laden turtleneck was standout.
What the…: Early on in the show a streaker pounced onto the runway wearing a trench coat, G-string and socks. The models didn’t break stride, though he actually knelt in front of one of them and a security guard ejected him. Turns out he’s done this before – his name is Vitaly Sediuk, the same guy who disrupted the Grammys last year. According to reports, no charges were file against him.
Our take: Streaker aside, seems like Prabal is evolving and getting down to serious business. This runway was a winner and women will covet most every piece.