on February 9, 2013 - 1:10pm
An army of fashionistas, including Anna Wintour herself, braved the snow and ice Saturday to get a peak at Prabal Gurung's Fall RTW 2013 collection. The designer described his tough but feminine collection as one of "empowerment," which was inspired by his mother, the most empowered person he knows. Gurung was noted as saying, "The whole idea means not just being forceful, but embracing your femininity and being a woman in a man's world and ruling it."
The modern woman will have no problem embracing her inner warrior while wearing this impeccably tailored military wear. A color palette of navy dress blues and army greens dominated the collection with a striking fierceness.
Models wearing parka jackets and wool coats with fur lined hoods, leather harnesses and extreme peplum details marched down the runway with commanding authority.
Flirty hemlines, billowy sleeves, embroidered sashes on dresses and romantic floral prints added a softness to the mostly uniform collection.
Cocktail dresses with daring slits and seductive silk gowns with asymmetrical and cut-out details provided the perfect balance of sexy and confident.
Ensembles were styled with shiny stilettos and thigh-high gladiator boots adorned with rows of gold buckles designed by Cesare Casadei, dark sunglasses and leather driving gloves.
Gurung has been at the top of fashion world since debuting his collection in 2009. His designs are coveted by Hollywood A-listers, the Duchess of Cambridge and have been very popular with First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama. There is no rest for the Nepalese designer, whose much anticipated lower-priced capsule collection for Target lauched today. Gurung will also be showing his ICB line in New York on Monday.
The Wrap Up
- Trend Forecast: Military, leather, fur, peplum, brocade embellishments and cut-outs.
- Colors: Black, army green, navy blue and ruby red.
- Must Have Piece: A hand-knit black cowl sweater with bare shoulders, worn belted over a red silk flared short skirt.
- Front Row Access: Jaime King and Eve.
- Celebs who I think will be wearing this collection: Sarah Jessica Parker, Zoe Saldana, Jennifer Lawrence, January Jones, Elizabeth Olsen and Amanda Seyfried.
View more photos from this collection on my NYC Fashion Week Fall 2013 Pinterest board.
~Christy Pastore @christypastore
Image Source: Style.com