Unable to sustain a livelihood with the little land they own, Mani Lal and his brother Sri Lal, make a living as honey hunters. Central Nepal. N ayant pas suffisamment de terres pour survivre, Mani Lal Gurung et son frere Sri Lal, sont chasseurs de miel. Centre du Nepal.
It’s been a few days since New York Fashion Week ended so I know I’m way behind, but it’s taken me this long to go through all the shows! The amount of blog posts and tweets about NYFW was intense, but it didn’t take me long to pick my favorite collection.
I knew as soon as I saw Prabal Gurung’s Spring 2012 collection that it would be my favorite. Gurung was inspired by the fetishistic work of Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki and wanted to take traditionally fetish-oriented materials and treat them in a more delicate manner.
I was instantly drawn to the color palette of this collection. The deep violet, electric aqua and blushing ivory beautifully capture the elegance of Gurung’s designs. The feminine colors and lacy accents combine with the rougher leather and PVC to form a gorgeous yin and yang.
| Prabal Gurung | New York Fashion Week Fall 2012 |
Prabal Gurung has been under my radar for almost every season since the beginning of my obsession over the industry. His latest collection sent fashionable chic and powerful models with collection that is beyond electrifying. The blend of hard rock and roll couture with minimalism and sharp silhouette with heavenly elements and a golden touch of Gurung’s collection for New York is the birth of Art in the industry. I still couldn’t believe the opening militaristic look that went through the whole collection with an innovative and luxurious design and materials. The collection served as a mash up of the greatest designers in the world - Givenchy, McQueen, Ackermann, Valentino - yet still giving the Gurung’s aesthetic that is perfect for New York fashion scene.