Prabal Gurung’s Accessibilty

By
Photography Hao Zeng

Published September 14, 2015

PHOTOS: HAO ZENG.

Prabal Gurung’s ethereal Spring/Summer ’16 collection was immediately accessible. It featured warm tones in a palette of gold, bronze, and red, nonchalant asymmetrical hemlines, and brushstrokes of vivid color tossed across fabrics. Models’ hair flowed loosely, as subtle nods to the early 20th century carried through the collection, evident in tassled hems of flapper-esque gowns and blocky silhouettes of a few tea-length dresses. Occasional daring moments pierced through the period-appropriate conservatism—a plunging neckline here, a sheer bodice there, or perhaps a brief flash of midriff.