It’s amazing how your favourites jump out at you when you start watching several fashion shows one after the other across a short timeframe. On the runway I love happy colours and strong colour contrasts (I guess I’m drawn to that in real life too). I also enjoy a show so much more when the models march to a strong, fast beat. The show and the clothes aren’t nearly as impactful to me when the models strut to slow melodic music.

This is the first time I’ve watched a Prabal Gurung show and I was impressed, so much so that it’s my second favourite show so far. His designs are edgier than my current favourite, Jason Wu, and just as fab.

Prabal Gurung had me with his colour palette: black, cream, tomato red, dove grey, metallic and fuschia. The ensemble with the patterned lace cream trousers and red hip stripe is the best outfit I’ve seen at this Fashion Week – crop top and all.  Look at those perfect pant lengths! Gurung’s midi skirt and dress lengths are totally up my alley too. It certainly looks like longer hemlines are in the pipeline.

I adore rich tomato red and bright fuschia, so I’m over the moon when a designer uses them in the same outfit as shown below. I like Gurung’s use of soft fabrications like chiffon, lace and georgette with heavy faux fur and brocade. Shoulders on jackets and coats are still sharp and silhouettes are both form fitting and voluminous. Gurung scores bonus points for putting long sleeves onto dresses. At last!

This designer has caught my attention. His designs are romantic and retro but with a strong urban integrity.

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