Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Sep 07, 2014
New York: As in Prabal Gurung’s last collection, spring was inspired by his native Nepal.″I wanted to continue the journey,″ he said. ″This time it′s more a visual diary of her trek up the mountains.″ Drawing on the Himalayas for references such as trekking maps, mountain landscapes and the rhododendron flower, Prabal Gurung used these as the basis for embroideries and jacquards in a palette of sunset pastels. He also continued with the collaged sweaters from the previous season, asymmetrically draped and exposing just a peak of bare skin. Silhouettes presented a sporty vibe with a sexy edge such as dresses with racerbacks, cut and spliced flirty shifts, and strapless gowns worn under crop tops, while the finale of gorgeous evening dresses were embellished with ostrich feathers, 3-D floral techniques, involving intricate needlework, screen printing and hand-painting – very desirable. – Lizzy Bowring
Silhouette: Body-con and fit and flare
Key items: Collaged sweaters / Drawstring waist silk jackets / Trekking trousers / Tiered cocktail dresses / Full length racer back gowns / Trousers / Cropped jackets / Short skirts / Trouser suits
Colour: White / Mint / Navy / Orange / Black
Print & Pattern: Mountain regions / Trekking maps / Rhodedendrum / 3-D florals
Materials & knits: Silk georgette / Jacquards / Satin / Ostrich feathers
Footwear: Ankle strapped flat sandals
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