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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

NY FASHION WEEK: Prabal Garung Spring 2011

Design talent Prabal Garung's show on Saturday was highly anticipated by every editor in the front row.

Prabal started his collection off with classic cream and whites punched with pale coral prints than switching to bright saffron, crimson, turmeric with slashes of aquamarine. Black, figure hugging satin jackets had unexpected slash and cut techniques.

Long, floor length silk dresses were trimmed with cascading asymmetrical ribbon.  Fabric cutouts accentuated slim figures and tiny waists. For those who love black, there were refreshing takes on the LBD.  My favorite was a long black number with an asymmetrical cascading mother of pearl appliqué over the shoulder. The crowd favorite was the transparent top with strategic textured black appliqué work.

Pencil skirts in lengths below the knee seemed to be the key separate for this collection.  Other pieces were memorable for details such as rubberized silk/organza fringes on dresses.

Prabal had it all.  Modern updates on classic silhouettes.  This is an investment collection. What that means to me is that if you can only afford one thing for Spring 2011, it would be a piece from from Prabal. I plan to skip my cocktails for a chance to buy that heavenly top.

Spotted in the front row: Rachel Zoe, Robert Verdi
Photos and reporting by Ritika W.

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