Prabal Gurung’s Fall 2011 Collection unleashes the glamorous Victorian era with an urban twist. The collection, composed mainly of black, white, pinks and scarlet, is a blend of asymmetrical designs, dark romanticism and traces of bondage. The romantically evil approach to the design of the collection is reminiscent of Brothers Grimm fairy tales.
The opening piece of the show was a novel approach to the one-shoulder trend with a crimson gown which appeared to have one side effortlessly falling off the shoulder of the model with a knotted front. The dress was cinched at the waist with a black leather belt, and also accessorized with black leather gloves. To add to the urbanity of the look, black cut-out tights were paired with strappy platforms. The tights and platforms almost merged into one as if they were one unit like a full-leg boot. The model, Karlie Kloss, was Snow White’s evil stepmother in this tale – beautiful, envious and evil.
The platform-tights fusion made their way into other looks in the collection adding spice to even white dresses. One of the stand-out pieces was a black leather dress with a flirty, feminine shape, which was an unexpected combination.
Tom Pecheux for MAC Cosmetics created smoldering eyes for a romantic look with a malicious side. Didier Malige for Frédéric Fekkai created tousled waves with punches of colored streaks in oranges, blues, purples and pinks to accentuate the darkness of Prabal Gurung’s fairytale.
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*Photos by GoRunway.com