Prabal Gurung Resort 2013
Prabal Gurung said he "wanted to bring together a juxtaposition of florals and severe angles" when he designed his Resort 2013 collection, and he managed to do just that. Inspired in part by artist Aaron Moran, whose work repurposes decaying found materials, Gurung paired floral prints with sharp lines, both in the graphic elements on his garments and in the way those garments were cut. A number of brightly colored dresses feature hemlines with wedges sliced into them, while the flowers on skirts and other dresses are separated by bands of solid color or have graphic prints superimposed over them. The collection is bold, striking, and, in Gurung's words, "not too cute, not too sweet."