Prabal Gurung Spring/Summer 2014 RTW – New York Fashion Week

The Prabal Gurung spring/summer 2014 collection presented during New York Fashion Week was kind of a modern take of the classic 1950’s elegance. The designer’s mood board itself represented the breath of the 1950’s, filled with photos from Bert Stern’s “Last Sitting” photoshoot with Marilyn Monroe, which clearly highlights where the designer drew inspiration from. As he stated backstage: “If you see a woman in a beautiful chiffon dress and she turns around and gives you a hint of harness, that’s my woman.”

Prabal Gurung Spring/Summer 2014 RTW - New York Fashion Week
Old-school elegance and retro mood are seen in tee-length dresses, triangle décolleté edges, tight collar styles in some of the dresses, loose open shoulders, thick satin gowns and the silk dresses with cut off necks. Modernity penetrates into his line through the abundance of floral prints, bright colors, plastic overcoats, as well as plastic elements in a number of skirts.
In the Prabal Gurung spring/summer 2014 collection, the designer makes use of both pastel colors and bright ones, including whites, a variety of blues and reds merged with white and black, mint green, lavender, and tints of pink and yellow. The materials he used include chiffon, satin and silk. Gurung describes his own Spring 2014 collection as “femininity with a bite,” to emphasize how elegance can be achieved through the combination of color, material and design patterns that embraces generations.

Prabal Gurung Spring/Summer 2014 RTW - New York Fashion Week

Prabal Gurung Spring/Summer 2014 RTW - New York Fashion Week

Prabal Gurung Spring/Summer 2014 RTW - New York Fashion Week
The most surprising elements in the Prabal Gurung spring 2014 collection that broke the retro mood of the show were the white cotton dresses, which reminded the audience of nurse uniform, giving a clinical mood to the show. Day clothes comprised elements from both athletic and classical wear, such as the rose print jacket in colors of black, pink and white, combined with a silk tee-length skirt. The sporty elements were turned down, when the glamorous evening dresses conquered the show.
Dresses in the Prabal Gurung spring/summer 2014 collection look extravagant, regardless of the fact they are formal or cocktail, are meant for non-casual environments or for those who love to look glamorous and extravagant in casual places.

Prabal Gurung Spring/Summer 2014 RTW - New York Fashion Week

Prabal Gurung Spring/Summer 2014 RTW - New York Fashion Week

Prabal Gurung Spring/Summer 2014 RTW - New York Fashion Week

Prabal Gurung Spring/Summer 2014 RTW - New York Fashion Week

Prabal Gurung Spring/Summer 2014 RTW - New York Fashion Week

Photos courtesy of WWD

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