Prabal Gurung's models walked his Fall 2012 runway with vibrant blue eye shadow, a look inspired by the brilliant tones of peacock feathers. MAC senior makeup artist Cynthia Rivas joined us at PopSugar Studios to re-create the avian style — and prove this color scheme isn't just for the birds.
While Prince William and Kate Middleton's Diamond Jubilee tour has come to an end, it certainly provided us with nine days of fun, flirty fashion. We're looking at you, Kate. The royal couple first made stops in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, but it was the last leg of the trip (read: the Solomon Islands and Tuvalu) that brought on some serious island style. And today's parting look — a floral Project D dress — proved, once more, that the Duchess of Cambridge fully embraced breezy tropical prints, bright hues, and a general laid-back dressing M.O. As we await our next Kate Middleton sighting, let's recap the best (and most colorful) ensembles of the bunch. Inside, you'll find a sweet lemon eyelet dress, a locally made pink batik-print strapless dress, a ladylike geometric-print Jonathan Saunders number, and a bold yellow button-front Jaeger dress to start. These, plus more, when you click through for an all-angles look at Kate's style tour de force.
A life in the fast lane requires clothes that can move from day to night at a moment's notice, and that's what Prabal Gurung focused on offering with his Spring 2013 collection for ICB. (The other efficient thing about this collection? It was staged as a digital fashion show, so editors could watch it from the comfort of their homes or offices.)
But back to the clothes. Gurung took brights, neons, and whimsical prints and applied them to professional gear. A red-and-black printed suit stood out among Gurung's favorite pieces from the collection, and he noted the ease with which many of its dresses could be made office-appropriate with the addition of a jacket.
"Versatility is something that's really important in this collection," Gurung said.
Source: Courtesy of ICB by Prabal Gurung
It goes without saying that Prabal Gurung's Spring '13 runway show will leave a lasting memory. Not only did the designer serve up a smattering of hot, sexy dresses, but the sweltering NYC heat also caused the temperatures to rise remarkably at the warehouse where the show was held — making for a truly unforgettable Fashion Week experience. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire show without breaking a sweat! Just push play to see Prabal's gorgeous Spring collection now.
The venue at Prabal Gurung's Spring 2013 show may have been smoking hot (literally, thanks to the lack of air conditioning and a cranked-up smoke machine), but the clothes on the runway were nothing short of breezy. The designer focused on the idea of freedom this season, and thus silhouettes were looser and sportier than we've seen from him in seasons past. The opening looks — softly tailored ankle pants, sheer tunics, tiered chiffon skirts, and airy mini capelets — conveyed that notion of ease to a T.
That's not to say that there weren't plenty of glitzed-up evening looks as well. Gurung is known for that, and to forgo it now would no doubt be a disappointment to the starlets in the front row — Kate Bosworth, Hailee Steinfeld — who have helped to make the designer a go-to for the red carpet. The bevy of drop-waist dresses that closed this season's show (most of which were adorned with feathers, ruffles, and shimmer) are sure to satisfy.
Hot, hot, hot in so many ways: Prabal Gurung's Spring 2013 collection was unforgettable, and it wasn't just the sexy, flouncy dresses. The show was set inside an enormous warehouse with blacked-out windows, and unfortunately, no air circulation. On a surprisingly hot and muggy New York City day, this meant a lot of editors got an unexpected steam session. The lights finally went up, and out from the fog (a fog machine but no fans = unfortunate) came Joan Smalls, marching out in a cool white look that showcased the incredibly light possibilities of layering. Long sheer tops and dresses were worn over pants — a nod to Gurung's Nepalese roots. Even the cocktail dresses layered on wispy frills of ruffles and feathers that didn't weigh down the look; quite the opposite, these bouncy dresses were a highlight of the show. Kate Bosworth and Girls star Allison Williams sat rooted in the front, and Bosworth busily snapped pics of the looks as they went by — snapping photos of her future red-carpet looks, perhaps?
- Trends: Ruffles, sheerness, trumpet dresses, drop-waist dresses, slouchy shorts, graphic prints, monochromatic dressing.
- Colors: Black, white, burgundy, cornflower blue, red.
- Key Piece: A very cool sleeveless burgundy printed coat, the drop-waist dresses with ruffles, the sharp blazers that opened the show.
- Accessories: Crisscross ankle-strap shoes.
- Who Should Wear It: Kate Bosworth sat in the front row, and she should definitely wear the flouncy drop-waist dresses — they're perfect for her. It would be great to see Gwyneth Paltrow rock one of the pant, blazer, or sheer top looks, as she could totally pull it off.
Prabal Gurung took home the Breakthrough Designer of the Year title at the Style Awards in NYC last night, and we were lucky enough to catch up with the winner on the red carpet. Prabal has a celebrity following that includes Amanda Seyfried, Diane Kruger, and more — but one of his most incredible fashion moments was dressing Jennifer Lawrence in that gorgeous gold gown for the Hunger Games premiere last year. See what he has to say about outfitting the star in today's Fab Flash.
Sally Hansen has once again collaborated with top fashion designers to create seven new nail colors for Fall. Prabal Gurung did floral-patterned nail strips with the beauty brand for Spring, but this time around, his choices are more rich in intensity. His lineup includes four shades that mimic the electric color scheme seen on his Fall 2012 clothing line, where models wore Blue Rose, Gilded Lily, and Onyx (top) on the runway to match their ensembles. He also created a fourth polish, Ivory Skull, which embraces the white nail polish trend. While Prabal saluted the darker side of the season, Alexander Wang selected three different neutral colors: Pumice, Bandage, and Ion (bottom). His models wore Bandage, a nude taupe on the designer's Fall 2012 runway. All seven limited-edition Complete Salon Manicure ($8) hues will be available at Target this month. So at least you can paint with Prabal or Wang colors, even if you aren't able to get your hands on their creations.
On the runway: Prabal Gurung (L), Alexander Wang (R)
The cool kids kept it coastal this week — and the styles were just as eclectic as the locales. In New York, Prabal Gurung and company celebrated the arrival of the designer's ICB collection at Barneys with tacos, popsicles, and a lively set by indie-dance duo Tanlines. Hanne Gaby Odiele, Elettra Wiedemann, Dani Stahl, Leandra Medine, and Mia Moretti — who also pulled double duty as DJ — were among those in attendance; some even sported looks from the just-in collection. "Tonight is all about celebration, love, support," Gurung told the crowd before the band took the stage at the retailer's darkened Chelsea Co-Op store.
Over in Los Angeles, there was another young label celebrating the launch of its collection at Barneys as well: Vena Cava. Hosted by Gen Art, the party featured a gaggle of Cava gals — including Tennessee Thomas, Malin Akerman, Jenny Lewis, and Busy Philipps — sporting the brand's Fall 2012 looks while St. Vincent performed to a packed-in house at Chateau Marmont.
A peek at all that — plus all of the gorgeous ensembles worn by Jessica Biel and Kate Beckinsale on their Euro tour for Total Recall — here, in our weekly best-of recap.