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Prabal Gurung shows power dressing and pleats for spring '17

Prabal Gurung shows power dressing and pleats for spring '17

Prabal Gurung proved power dressing is back with his spring 2017 collection.

The Nepali-American designer presented his latest line at New York Fashion Week on Sunday night (11Sep16), showing a range of flowing dresses and gowns that will no doubt have the It crowd in raptures.

Walking his runway were a slew of models including Hailey Baldwin, who wowed in a black dress with puffed sleeves, button detailing and multiple splits along the bottom.

Keeping the chillier temperatures of the spring months in mind, Gurung, 37, stuck to transitional neutral shades, with a smattering of cobalt blue, as well as including a handful of sweaters, dusters, and coats for layering. For instance, he paired white cropped trousers with a shoulder-baring cashmere sweater with blue and yellow floral details with a casual beige coloured jacket.

Gerung also amped up the glamour with a line-up of stunning gowns, all in jewel coloured hues.

A standout was a deep violet bias cut gown, which had a vivid tangerine petticoat underneath.

And along with his signature draping, Gurung also took the opportunity to play with pleating.

A floor-length sapphire blue gown with plunging neckline had a layer of pleated fabric around the bottom, while a coral pink dress with train featured long pleated sleeves which flowed behind the model as she took to the runway.

Gurung kept hair and make-up simple, opting for straight locks and clean foundation with a swipe of black eyeliner across the lids. The minimalist styling worked to draw attention to his new jewellery collection too. The models wore oversize, sculptural silver earrings, which were handmade in Nepal from recycled metals and evoke flower buds.

“I wanted to highlight Nepal’s special crafts,” he told of the designs. “These artisans have been making jewellery for generations, but they’re dying arts. Technology is taking over, but there’s something very Old World and charming about the flaws and imperfections in handcrafted goods.”

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