103 posts tagged "Prabal Gurung"
Is it us, or do sunglasses just keep getting freakier? Thanks to a bevy of designers this Spring ’14 season, it appears that statement making will soon trump solar protection—but for results this OTT, we’re willing to endure a bit of a glare.
In New York, Jeremy Scott offered cat-eyes striped in “We’re experiencing technical difficulties” color-blocks. Prabal Gurung put his own spin on vibrant cat-eye shades, trimming them with asymmetrical shapes. Over in London, Meadham Kirchhoff showed a gilded, bat-wing pair—part The Matrix, part baroque Transylvania. Meanwhile, the XL shields that hid models’ peepers at KTZ could very well double as ski goggles. Across the Channel were, perhaps, the cheekiest iterations of all: Jean-Charles de Castelbajac sent hilarious pursed-lip specs and frames shaped to read “Glamour” down his Paris runway. No doubt, the look-at-me street-style set will be optically satiated come spring.
Congratulations are in order for Prabal Gurung, who became an American citizen today. Most impressive, though, is the fact that the Nepalese-born, New York-based designer—who frequently dresses the FLOTUS— took his citizenship test only twenty-four hours before his Spring ’14 runway show. Now that’s what we call patriotism.
“Seeing everything come today, from the choreography and the music to the collection, was really a moment,” said Prabal Gurung during a final run-through before his Spring ’14 runway show on Saturday. “It’s that moment you actually see what you anticipate happening at the venue, and it really excited everyone involved.” And a moment it was. In case you didn’t see it on your Instagram feed already, all of his models came out in silence, got in a see-through box, and remained there until the show’s end.
As part of our ongoing series by videographer Meagan Cignoli, who was enlisted by the Swarovski Collective, we have an exclusive glimpse at how it all came together. Here, your recap, in less than sixty seconds.