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Prabal Gurung’s Tall Fall ’13

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Prabal Gurung will unveil his Fall ’13 collection tomorrow, and for the second season, he has teamed up with Italian footwear house Casadei to create some custom kicks to complement his wares. Gurung revealed that his Fall range has a strong military theme, and, naturally, the shoes will follow suit. “We pulled the gold hardware from the clothes down to the shoes. We also mixed tonal textures throughout the collection, which you can see being used on the footwear, too,” said the designer, noting that he wanted to make “utilitarian, masculine footwear feminine and sexy.” Designer Cesare Casadei explained that the shoes are all crafted in Italy from calfskin, patent, and croc-embossed leather. “I took elements from the military wardrobe, like linear knee-high boots with gold straps and buckles, and interpreted these details in extremely feminine styles,” Casadei told Style.com. Indeed, with their tassels and no-nonsense metal closures, the shoes have a vintage combat-ready aesthetic. However, if the heels are as high as they look in the exclusive sketches the designers sent us (above), we imagine Gurung’s Fall soldiers will be charging down tomorrow’s runway very, very carefully.

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