New York Fashion Week AW14/15 Series: Prabal Gurung

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Prabal Gurung once described his ideal customer as “a thinking man’s sex symbol.  A beautiful woman with brains, a lethal combination.”  Here again he presents a highly polished New York Fashion Week collection for precisely the women he worships – goddess like, bold in colour and rich in layers and texture.

This season is directly inspired by Nepal, and the richly mythical and legendary culture it celebrates.  Sari-like cloth sat swathed around the sensual elements of the female body; the neck, waist and hip.  Feather and fur, silk and muslin-type fabrics were synonymous with the inspiration behind AW14/15.

Photos: Dazed Magazine and Sonny Vandevelde.

New York Fashion Week Favorites RTW SS14

Jason Wu SS14 RTW NYFW

Peter Som RTW SS14 NYFW

Prabal Gurung NYFW SS14 RTW

Alexander Wang RTS SS14 NYFWWhilst I may not be at New York Fashion Week in person this year, Blog Reader, I’m across the way in the state of Georgia enjoying the start to my break here.  Keeping up with the new designer collections has been a real pleasure for the opening days of the New York shows – mostly for the emphasis on sporty looks and separates.  Here are some of my favourites:

First up (image top) Jason Wu‘s bias cuts, lots of mesh and lace and the usual dramatic dresses, this time with flowing trains.

Secondly (image two) Peter Som, of which Vogue tells us:

“Pictures of 1950s surfer girls, James Dean in cool jackets, and a beach-bound VW helped sum up the look for spring: ‘It’s surfing mixed with menswear and the ease of being away at the beach, with a downtown twist,’ Som called it. And though his references were vintage, the collection—sporty, graphic, and clean-lined—was not. ‘I really came to it thinking about American sportswear and what that is, and feeling that separates are becoming more and more important’.”

The details at Prabal Gurung (image three) really inspired me. I recently bought a perspex harness from Zana Bayne and Gurung gave me some thoughts on how to style it.  The collection overall boasted floral prints, high waist skirts (perfect for the crop tops and jumpers also present on the catwalks so far) and the usual elegance one can expect from the design house.

Finally, Alexander Wang (final image) receives a glowing review from me.  The relaxed pants, crop styles and asymmetrical cuts are instantly wearable. Erin Wasson closed the show in a lovely dress. What a shame I can’t take it on honeymoon with me next week…

Images: Vogue.com

Do you have a favourite collection so far, Blog Reader?