Prabal Gurung Ready To Wear Fall Winter 2011 New York

The second collection to catch our eye during #NYFW, we delved into the history of Mr. Garung and unearthed more treasure. Raised in Kathmandu, Nepal, Garung’s fashion career began in New Delhi, India where he worked with Manish Arora who’s just been named creative director of Paco Rabanne. Garung is the current holder of the CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund award.

On with the collection. Garung proposed high-end pret-a-porter. Lace, leather, chiffon and wool in a palette of black, red, white and grey. A little frou-frou here and there but Gurung is clearly on a journey, a burgeoning talent and how wonderful is it to join him at such an early stage. This label was only launched in 2009. Shoes were by British designer Nicolas Kirkwood.

Looks 7, 15 and 32 show a designer who can match elegance with daring. Looks number 9 and 34 show edgy sophistication. The attitude of the clothes was strong yet romantic, baroque goth yet the imagination can see a range of women of all ages making many of these looks their own. Overall there were lots of ideas going on in a few directions but Garung has definitely caught our attention.