Prabal Gurung Fall 2013
Prabal Gurung sent out a stellar lineup for Fall 2013 that was steeped in military references and filled with feminine power. The designer said he was inspired by the Pentagon's recent decision to allow women in combat as well as the development of body armor specifically designed for the female form, and thus were plenty of utilitarian details on display. Leather harnesses, buckled straps, epaulets, and cargo pockets all made appearances, but it was Gurung's sharp tailoring and the addition of his signature embroideries that really gave the collection its real strength. Second-skin jackets in olive wool packed a punch thanks to peplums that flared dramatically from narrow waists, while swirling embellishments in crimson and gold added spice to off-the-shoulder dresses of buttery charmeuse.