Get ready, Prabal Gurung for Target will be here soon! The collection debuts in stores February 10 and this week the look book was revealed, showing a spring-ready mix of bright colors and feminine prints that is Gurung.
The Singapore-born Gurung has had love on his mind, and as fabsugar reported, Prabal described his inspiration as thus, “The collection is inspired by a girl’s journey through the different stages of love and the clothes she wears during each milestone — from the first date to meeting the parents to the engagement.”
The vibrant collection, which consists of 41 dynamite looks, covers everything you’ll need for an on trend fashionable look – shorts, skirts, dresses, jackets in to die for prints, 7 styles of shoes in various hues, a tote and a clutch (one with a long strap) and a wide variety of jewelry!
And as these designer collaborations have been previously snapped up in a nanosecond, I would arrive at your Target before the doors open!!
The Japanese label ICB, once designed by Michael Kors and Victor & Rolf, stopped distribution in the West in 2002, but it will be back on these shores in time for Fall 2012. Owning company Onward Kashiyama has announced that Prabal Gurung – who was awarded the CFDA Swarovski Award for Womenswear in 2012 - will helm the relaunch of the collection in U.S. and Europe.
The girl who inspired Gurung’s ICB collection is intelligent, beautiful, witty and above all appreciates humor. His designs mark a new ICB collection with a fresh image, full of electric prints, vibrant colors and effortlessly cool tailored pieces all with a feminine edge for today’s modern woman.
In an interview with Style.com, Prabal states, “I did not want to compromise on the quality, this is a collection of affordable luxury”, and viewed it as a stepping stone of sorts to his collection. There are a lot of firsts associated with ICB’s relaunch; it is the first time Gurung has designed a collection not under his own name, the first time he skipped the runway and the first time four models have presented all 32 looks. For his debut of ICB (International Concept Brand) Prabal showed the Fall 2012 collection via a groundbreaking digital format for the ultimate on-line experience. Besides wanting to be forward and on the forefront of a new way of viewing a fashion show he wanted to make things easier for editors, buyers and retailers who have supported him throughout his career.
What’s easy is how fast and hard you’ll fall for this collection.
Clockwise from top left: Kaleidoscope Print Silk Shirt $475.00, Wool Melton Cutaway Jacket $595.00, Cable Knit Sweater $395.00, Chiffon And lace Long Dress $565.00, Double Stretch Sculpted Skirt $345.00, Brush Stroke Print Pleat Dress $585.00, Wool Twill Suit Jacket $495.00, Double Stretch Skinny Pant $285.00. All available @icbnyc.com.
I know I seem obsessed with the new resort lines but I love viewing the collections as a whole (I still love to listen to CD’s in their entirety) – the really good ones can tell a story – and I love to share.
Aaron Moran’s reclaimed wood sculptures were the inspiration for one of my favorite designers, Prabal Gurung’s, latest collection (who doesn’t love his slightly stretchy, slightly flared pants he has become known for). The collection is full of bold colors, geometric shapes – some with precise cutouts, and his pairing of different prints together continues. The end result is a beautiful collection, plain and simple. To see the collection in its entirety click here.
The more I see of Marios Schwab’s designs the more I love him, he is quickly becoming one of my favorites. As Gurung’s collection is structural Schwab’s is of a fluid nature. He elaborated on his best ideas from Fall 2013 – layering of gossamer materials such as sheer silk and net, and cutout shapes in his knits – and has added more “casual” clothes to the mix. Sleek, sexy, feminine and modern make for one amazing collection. To see the collection in its entirety click here.
Tonight marks the end of the 65th Cannes Film Festival and the level of amazing dresses during the festival was off the chart. Turns out Diane Kruger was more than judge at this years festival, she was the true belle of the ball. Looking divine in a strapless gold Vivienne Westwood, a pure white Nina Ricci and a fun, flirty Prabal Gurung I’m sure she turned many heads. To Amfar’s Cinema Against Aids Cannes 2012 party – the hottest ticket in town – Diane chose a dress from Chanel’s just seen Resort 2013 collection. During the festival Kruger also donned Jason Wu, Giambattista Valli, Calvin Klein and Burberry Prorsum. and a few more lucky designers.
Let us know if we missed any of you favorite looks from Cannes 2012.
Clockwise from top left: Diane Kruger in Chanel Resort 2013, Eva Cavalli With Karolina Kurkova In Roberta Cavalli, Kristin Stewart In Balenciaga By Nicholas Ghesquiere, Diane Kruger In Prabal Gurung, Erin Wasson In Oscar De La Renta, Diane Kruger In Nina Ricci, Jennifer Connelly & Naomi Watts In Gucci, Diane Kruger In Vivienne Westwood, Nicole Kidman In Lanvin With Cartier Jewelry, Doutzen Kroes In Atelier Versace, Bianca Balti In Dolce & Gabbana, Natasha Poly In Gucci.
It’s been a while since I’ve had a style crush, but boy have I fallen hard for Marie Claire’s accessory editor, Taylor Tomasi-Hill’s, chic and undeniably cool style. Taylor, who previously was the fashion editor for Teen Vogue, is said to be the muse for Prabal Gurung and is rumored to be the new fashion director at Barneys New York.
Taylor is known for mixing feminine pieces with boyish or edgier items, quickly became a favorite among bloggers for her whimsical yet sophisticated style. She describes her fashion style as ” a clothing chameleon. My style is something that’s always evolving.”
She counts Rick Owens, Ann Demeulemeester and Proenza Schouler as her go-to designers, and considers Barneys as a home away from home. The editor has become a style icon for her model-like body, flame red hair (she is secretive as to which hairdresser maintains her red hair, although she has revealed they are on the east side in Manhattan).
Recently, Refinery 29, sat down with Tomasi-Hill and asked her what her five key wardrobe pieces were. We believe her answers are what will keep this style icon a favorite among us style bloggers
1. “Burberry trench coats, a great classic staple for fall or spring.”
2. “Madewell destroyed boyfriend jeans, I dress them up with my YSL heels for the office, or down with sneakers for traveling.”
3. “Punkrose leopard print sneakers, my go-to for days when my feet can’t take anything over .5 inches.”
4. “Chanel bag, I just got a large 2.55 after years of lusting after it. This one is the perfect carryall. My other tiny Chanel bags were always exploding with all the stuff I would try to pack in them.”
5. “My Rick Owens leather jacket, I can mix it with anything for an edgier effect. They are so expensive, but I stay on their radar and email list to make sure I’m always there for the sales.”