If you think Prabal Gurung’s Fall/Winter 2013 collection wasn’t sexy enough, just take a closer look at the heels the models rocked at the designer’s show in New York Fashion Week earlier this month. Of course, it’s all thanks to the collaboration between Gurung and Cesare Casadei, who have worked together since Spring/Summer 2003 season. The twosome debuted their new collection Casadei for Prabal Gurung at Fashion Week, featuring four exclusive styles that reflect Gurung’s military inspiration. All styles feature Casadei’s iconic “Blade” heel with a 12.5 cm golden razor blade welded to the upper soles of sandals, closed-toe shoes, and over the knee boots in colors of black, green, loden green and gold. Yup, leave it to this dynamic duo to make military look feminine, strong and sexy.
Check out a behind the scenes video with an interview of Gurung and Casadei.
Casadei for Prabal Gurung will be sold at Casadei boutiques and at select retailers and department stores worldwide.
What are you getting on February 10th from Prabal Gurung’s collection for Target? We have some items in mind – and we can’t wait until the collection hits stores and online. In the meantime, check out this adorable video promoting the line.
Check out the lookbook for Prabal Gurung’s capsule collection for Target, which launches February 10th. Tell us what you think!
Nepalese fashion designer Prabal Gurung is the next designer collaboration in line for Target. After last year’s huge success with Jason Wu, many eyes are on Gurung for this year’s collaboration. Gurung states this collection is inspired by love – which is perfect timing for February (Valentine’s Day, ladies!).
The 80-piece collection will range in price from $19.99 to $199.99 for apparel and $12.99 to $39.99 for accessories. The collection will be available in Target stores and on Target.com Feb. 10 through March 23, 2013.
Check out the exclusive video from New York Magazine here!
I bid thee farewell Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and its more than 100 designers who previewed their fall 2011 collections last week in New York City. Though I did not attend, I will always feel like fashion is a part in me that taps well beyond the ready-to-wear clothes on my back. Okay, I lied because these are thrift finds I’m wearing, but here are eclectic fall and wintry looks from a few Asian and AA designers that will drive any trendmonger mad. Next Fashion Week stop, London (with Ashish, J. JS Lee, and more)!
With the year winding down, Audrey Magazine has narrowed down some greats of 2010.
It’s been a big year in fashion. Not only did the supremacy of Asians and Asian Americans in fashion get the official CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund stamp of approval (Richard Chai, Alexander Wang and Jason Wu all won this year; Prabal Gurung was a runner up for the Fashion Fund), but Wu, Gurung, Thai American designer Thakoon, and Indian designer Naeem Khan were all First Lady picks for important events.
Relative newcomer Joseph Altuzarra may have been beat by Jason Wu for the Swarovski Award for Womenswear, but the French designer (his mother is Asian American, his father is French) is getting major buzz, especially with his recent appearance in Vogue‘s November issue. (Hello cutie!)
As for the women, Anna Sui had a big anniversary (the big 3-0), releasing her first ever retrospective coffee table book. Vera Wang celebrated her 20th anniversary with the release of a special fragrance, Vera Wang Anniversary. Designer milliner Eugenia Kim hit the big time with her hat collection collaboration with Target. And Chinese-Brit Alexa Chung became fashion’s It girl, launching her own collection for Madewell and single-handedly bringing prep back into the fashion lexicon.
Internationally, Jakarta Fashion Week joined the slew of Asian cities showing off their sartorial talent, including Seoul, Beijing, Tokyo, Bangkok, New Delhi, Mumbai and Shanghai. Korean designers are particularly catching the industry’s attention, with Concept Korea showing at New York Fashion Week for Spring 2011, and Korean designer Lee Jean Youn winning international label Mango’s second annual Fashion Awards.
And it doesn’t look like the Asian fashion invasion is gonna slow down any time soon. A whole slew of Asian and Asian American designers are being tapped for collaborations and to head major fashion houses, including:
* Filipino American handbag and shoe designer Rafe Totengco, known for his line Rafe New York, has been appointed creative director of handbags at Jones Apparel Group, Inc., a mega-company whose brands include Nine West, Stuart Weitzman, Anne Klein, Jones New York, among others. (He just received the Presidential Award from Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III last week.)
* Luxury linens company SFERRA is collaborating with Peter Som to create a luxury home collection. Inspired by his signature prints from his runway collections, Som’s collection will encompass everything from bedding to tabletop. The collection will debut in January.
* Richard Chai has been tapped to create an exclusive, limited-edition menswear collection for Original Penguin, to debut in February. The full Richard Chai for Original Penguin line will debut for fall 2011.
* Target’s Go International Designer Collective, which will launch March 13, features designs by Richard Chai and Thakoon, among other past Target collaborators.
The fashion forecast for Asian representation in 2011? So on trend.
The beauty looks from New York Fashion Week keep rolling in. And with most of the country still swathed in chilly weather, now’s the perfect time to experiment with the looks models wore down the runway last week.
My favorite is M*A*C’s face chart for Peter Som. Super spiky eyelashes, a shimmery golden eye and vampy lips for an “uptown girl meets Woodstock” look, according to makeup artist Tom Pecheaux. It’s so easy to do and a refreshing change from spring’s pastel profusion.
Now, I’ve been raving about nude hues for quite some time. They’re gonna be huge for spring and I, for one, am a convert.
I really like a flesh-toned spring coat to liven up winter blacks. And for sure I have to get a beige or khaki pant or skirt to pair with a crisp white top or slouchy white tee. And tan is the perfect hue to balance a glowing pastel like lemon or mint.