I patiently clicked through the Pre-Fall collections one by one and gathered a back-to-basics approach from most. And that’s good, I guess. We all need basics. But basics don’t compel me to right-click-save. They don’t induce a pinterest board. And they certainly don’t keep me up at night in a cold sweat – as a few pairs of shoes have been known to do. Basics are good. That is all.
Which brings me to Prabal Gurung. Prabal’s Pre-Fall 2012 Collection feels relevant and utterly essential to my wardrobe in that way that basics do – leather shorts, collared shirt, flared skirt, all true blue basics. But still I feel a childlike magnetism to the kaleidoscopic prints, a curious excitement towards the socks & stilettos (do I dare?), and my trend radar’s spiking off the charts over the batty sunglasses. All set against a pale pink background that has me reconsidering my bedroom walls.
And if that’s not enough to awaken your fashion loins from basics boredom, just read what Prabal has to say about this collection, and the next:
“This is a really important season… And once it’s established, it’ll free me up for more exciting runway shows.” – Prabal Gurung