Prabal Gurung Spring 2012
>> In a similar vein to his Fall collection, Prabal Gurung played with subverting the ladylike credo. This time, he looked to the fetishistic work of Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki for his digitized floral prints and tapped Zana Bayne to incorporate leather harnesses into his intricately-pieced mesh panel dresses. “I wanted to take the old fetish, like nylon and PVC and everything, and treat it in a more precious way,” Gurung explained.
The effort was duly noted: Elle's Robbie Myers said on the way out that it set the bar for the week, and Emanuel Ungaro's chief Jeffry Aronsson was also in attendance, checking Gurung's talent out for his consulting business, apparently.