Review/ Recap: Prabal Gurung Spring 2012 RTW

Prabal Gurung was one of the first designers to show at NYFW, and until now he still remains my favorite. I picked out fave looks from various shows, but found that Prabal Gurung factors an overwhelming majority that I just have to entitle him to a full post on his own. His creativity and ambition for this Spring collection must be recognized. For a new Asian designer who only burst onto the scene several seasons ago, one might have thought him a one hit wonder when his dresses started appearing on the red carpet. But they have remained a fixture, while Prabal continues to push his creative limits to convey his breath-takingly fresh ideas through his designs each season. This season is no exception.

Florals for Spring is nothing new, but Prabal’s purple-black florals are so depressingly charming I am immediately taken. The print is most vividly displayed on the pantsuit as it is the largest piece of canvas and where we can fully examine the extent of it’s brilliance. They don’t overwhelm the suit either, as they fade downward in a gradual gradient. Truly truly a conversation piece. In the dress with the purple feathers, the florals seem to come to life and take on a 3d form.

Sexy sheer panels are also heavily featured in this collection, albeit with a flirty silhouette for a sexy-girly balance. I’m so in love.