Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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New York: Prabal Gurung pulled together inspirations as diverse as vintage Versace ads, Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet, and his native Nepal for his Pre-Fall collection. Vibrant woven fabrics and geometric prints referenced his homeland, while clean, body-hugging items harkened back to Versace’s heyday. As for Romeo + Juliet, the compelling palette of teal, fuchsia, and silver appeared to have been borrowed from the film. Gurung held it all together by opting for uncomplicated, classic styles, including slim sheaths, tapered trousers, woven tees, and button-up shirts, letting the prints and details do the talking. Watercolor florals, mirror image prints, contrast trim, and/or piecing appeared for nearly every piece; no doubt these elements will make for items that will stand out from the rest when they appear in the stores.–Joanna Manganaro
Silhouette: Curve-hugging / A-line / Tapered / Dirndl / Layered / Boxy
Color: Teal / Purple / Fuchsia / Black / Mint / Navy / Silver / White / Cerulean / Lime
Key Items: Coat with ethnic woven details / Tapered trousers / Printed sheaths / A-line dresses
Materials: Fluid silks / Organza / Ethnic-inspired colorful wovens / Satin / Crisp cotton / CDC / Fine-gauge yarns / Taffeta
Print + Pattern: Plaid / Watercolor florals / Scattered florals / Mirror-image florals
Details + Trim: Piecing / Illusion hemlines / Contrast trim / Flower appliqués / Feathers / Attached harnesses / Gathering / Shirttail hemlines / Tuxedo stripes / Pleating
Accessories + Footwear: Skinny belts / Cap-toe ankle boots / Cap-toe ankle strap sandals
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