Deep Purple

Did you get to see Prabal Gurung’s Spring 2012 collection?  Inspired by Nobuyashi Araki’s photographic series, “Sensual Flower”, Mr. Gurung’s collection was like an adventurous and creative digital journey inspired by a sensual flower with a highly feminine and artistic with a modern appeal. High on purple, beautifully placed cut-outs, unique bursting floral prints, gradation, harnesses and texture-material mix, this collection is very eye catching and creative with a more of a modern painter’s point of view.
I not only loved the artistic, wild and creative side of this collection but also appreciated the fact that it never strayed too far away from it’s overall feminine appeal. The color palette made up of vibrant hues of purple, pinks,  blue-greens, blacks and whites went perfectly with the sensual and artistic neo-feminist floral story. This combined with digital floral prints, ombre spray paint like effects, pleats, sexy slits, metallic and 3D effects, uniquely cut-out panels, sheer layer of mesh-like inserts etc. highlighted the collection’s wildly sensual yet uniquely feminine side. Bondage belts and beautifully detailed rope /leather harnesses were used for a tough vibe without taking away from the collection’s feminine charm. Accessories included Prabal Gurung for Nicholas Kirkwood heels, leather harnesses by Zana Bayne and Prabal Gurung for Linda Farrow Projects sunglasses. Lips were painted bright fuchsia with gradation effect to go with the sensual flower theme. The Makeup artist talked about the bursting flower theme being the inspiration for the lip makeup and how the gradation captures the concept of transition  from darkness to light. This is a must see collection for purple lovers. Is purple your color?  Let me know what you think of this collection.
“Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.” Coco Chanel 
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  36 comments for “Deep Purple

  1. Jay
    September 13, 2011 at 1:46 am

    beautiful! amazing how one color can work on so many levels. 😀

  2. September 13, 2011 at 2:08 am

    So beautiful. Purple is one of my favorite colors. My two favorites are the long black and the long purple gowns. ..I really wish I could afford to add the purple gown to my closet.

  3. September 13, 2011 at 4:09 am

    Gorgeous pictures! I love purple, and these dresses are magnificent!!

  4. amy
    September 13, 2011 at 4:34 am

    It is the legnth of the shorter dresses I love. Yes, this collection is stunning all around and looks easy to wear . . .


  5. September 13, 2011 at 5:08 am

    purple is definitely my colour! I am adoring the mix of sheer in this collection too… beautiful post =)

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  7. September 13, 2011 at 6:39 am

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  8. September 13, 2011 at 10:28 am

    I love purple, is a great color.
    These dresses are absolutely beautiful.

  9. Kel
    September 13, 2011 at 11:23 am

    Wow these are amazing. I love love the second dress.

    Lots of love from Sydney,

    x Kel

    the spring awakening

  10. September 13, 2011 at 11:51 am

    I so agree with you…it was totally true to it’s digital inspiration while being utterly feminine…I loved the silhouettes…beautiful! =)
    Kristina J.

  11. September 13, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    Love the colors xx
    twitter: @inhale_fandb

  12. September 13, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    I love, love the color, texture, and patterns! It is a stunning collection!

    Chic ‘n Cheap Living

  13. September 13, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    It was my fave so far x

  14. September 13, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    beautiful dresses! purple is amazing! ♥

  15. September 13, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Purple is such a great colour for fall. I love that second dress!

  16. September 13, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Chari T (deep fried stilettos)

  17. September 14, 2011 at 2:50 am

    LOVE IT! meowww

  18. September 14, 2011 at 3:42 am

    how about complete & utter adoration! no, i hadn’t seen this before, holy wow!

  19. September 14, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    nice purple! i love the 2nd and the 3rd pictures the most.

  20. September 14, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    WoW loving the collection!! You’re so right so creative! LOVE IT

    <3 Marina

  21. September 14, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Beyond words amazing!


  22. September 14, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Love this collection, beautiful and inspired! I’m madly in love with deep purple right now 🙂 <3

  23. September 15, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    love them 😀

  24. September 15, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    This was a dreaaaaaaamy collection. Thank u for the amazing coverage! Go Prabal!

  25. September 15, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    I like it. I’m not ccrazy about it. It’s edgy and interesting. Manrepeller would love it, I think.

    Love from Oregon USA,

    when morning comes

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  26. September 16, 2011 at 1:13 am

    I love the freshness of purple that I’m seeing here. lovely outfits. Thanks for sharing the photos and feel free to drop by me too, soon.

  27. September 16, 2011 at 10:31 am

    love love love the purple looks at the beginning of the post!


  28. September 16, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    Loved the colors he chose, is one of the ones I use the most 🙂

  29. September 16, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Fantastic post!!!
    Have a beautiful weekend!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela

  30. September 16, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Loving the top two dresses! Gorgeous!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

  31. September 16, 2011 at 6:22 pm

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  32. September 16, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Prabal Gurung is so talented. Lately I’ve had an eye on his work. Lovely.

  33. September 16, 2011 at 10:18 pm

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  34. September 17, 2011 at 10:29 am

    i love the colors of this collection!

  35. September 17, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    This collection was definetely one of the best ones during the fashion week! Amazing colors and cut. Fantastic collection.

  36. September 18, 2011 at 2:53 am

    I totally agree with you, these are so eye-catching and I think my favorite has to be the second one with the lace. Great post! And I like how you included the angle of the makeup artist with the flower theme.


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