Continuing off of last season’s successful Nepal themed collection, designer Prabal Gurung decided not to mess with a good thing, and once again returned to his native roots for more inspiration. A choice that served him well for it resulted in another solid outing for the designer who had been trying to find his way until then.
If for the moment all roads lead home, well that’s just fine. Especially if it means being offered beautiful sartorial alternatives, like shimmering jacquard ensembles crafted in a Himalayan ridgeline motif, or asymmetrical hybrid sweaters built from a patchwork of weaves. Winning too were the sophisticated sporty pieces, such as the satin and gazar mountain jacket, or the snow white denim and punched gazar vest that opened the show.
Where Gurung took a stumble on his Himalayan trek was when he veered into more girly embellishments. A group of tiered ruffled dresses looked heavy handed, while the trio of ostrich feather adorned ensembles that followed looked familiar.
But the designer quickly found his way back onto the right path with his standout graphic zipper trouser tuxedo suits and his sporty razor back evening gowns that closed the show.