Sunday, 27 May 2012

Prabal Gurung Spring 2012

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I have a thing for crazy graphic prints. Prabal Gurung definitely delivered that. He is pushing beyond his comfort zone as he was more well known for making SJP's red carpet dress and Michelle Obama's dress. This season is inspired by Araki Nobuyoshi Sensual Flowers series, he collaborated with a printmaker in London to create a floral motif that runs through the collection from a silk georgette dress, wool pantsuit, silk shirt, tailored jackets. In contrast with the kaleidoscopic print he was tweaking fetish trend like paint drip latex pants and dip dye rubber coat. The silk cord harness is inspired by erotic images of women bound in rope also by Araki. Inserts of leather belt also adds a fetish touch to the otherwise more feminine frilly dresses.

Sheer too was a central conceit, sheer panels inset at the waist of dresses, and see-through tulle on sleeves and skirts with a crisp hem finish. The finale violet lace gown with rubber paillettes and the paint drip suit trousers (the violet is woven in not painted) are my most favourite looks.

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The Ombre effect lips is inspired by the collection mimicking and orchard bursting from within by MAC lead makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury. And last Linda Farrow for Prabal Gurung spring 2012 sunglasses.

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