For the Prabal Gurung Resort 2017 collection, the designer created a sense of ease and coziness that runs throughout the collection also exuding an old-time elegance.
Prabal Gurung’s aim was delivering something that was as comfortable as one-of-a-kind he says, “Resort and holiday should be about living, enjoying, having fun. Whenever she travels, [my client] wants to feel easy, comfortable.”
From mannish suits to drop-waisted lines, the collection clearly wants us to partake in Gurung’s vintage party, which however leaves some space for his notorious Far East-inspired references, slightly boho inspirations and layered figures as well.
Origami gowns, Japanese-style kimono jackets and textured gowns, off-shoulder necklines and bell-bottom cropped pants are absolutely fabulous, always coming adorned with the collection’s Art Deco-inspired patters and structures. Layers and vertical lines lessen the distances between architecture and fashion, yet always highlight Gurung’s passion for relaxed cuts and sinuous figures. Layering mimics the Roaring Twenties music too, the jazz melodies and Charleston dance moves making the dresses literally dance. Rounding out the collection were the knit sweaters he has handmade in Nepal and a shearling coat with whipstitch and studding details.
Although predominantly made of dark colors, the collection includes a few total-white ensembles too, going even further in the color palette with the use of sleek, translucent silver patterns. When not featuring layers of fabrics, Gurung chose to alternate colorful patterns in the form of wide, horizontal stripes, which keep on succeeding in his goal of creating timeless looks.