There are many stock phrases that can be attached to the recurring theme of war and the warrior in fashion, but "army of models" has never been a more literal descriptor than when referring to Prabal Gurung's latest show. For fall '13 the NYC-by-way-of-Nepal designer has made the new uniform for the urban warrioress, this time re-imagined to be equal parts flattering and fierce.
The majority of the collection lived in the army-green and navy-blue families, incorporating shiny leather harnesses, over-the-knee boots, and metallic pumps. Though the entire collection was cohesive, well-cut, and strong (in every sense of the word), especially memorable moments came in the form of a peplum anorak with a fur collar, a navy-blue leather bomber jacket with a matching flared pencil skirt, and a denim duo that had red floral permeating from the waist.
And, despite the hard-edged attitude of the entire fall '13 offering, the sweeping gowns that closed the show felt right at home, too. That is, because they had cut-outs and harnesses all their own.