Duke & Duchess of Cambridge Visit to Singapore - showcasing Prabal Gurung
The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge are here in Singapore !
Today, 12 September 2012, would be their 2nd day in the Garden City and already the main newspapers in the UK and the rest of the world have highlighted the Duchess's fashion choices for her first trip to the Far East.
|Katherine Middleton - Duchess of Cambridge|
in Prabal Gurung's Spring 2012 Dress
So why this choice of dress for her maiden trip to Singapore?
Well, Prabal Gurung was born in Singapore, though raised in Nepal and now based in USA. Hence many have dubbed this a diplomatic, smart and fitting choice of designer outfit to wear for her first State Dinner in Singapore. Furthermore Prabal Gurung's Spring 2012 collection was inspired by Araki's Sensual Flowers series, thereby making it an ideal choice for the Garden City.
Well Gurung was so honoured and elated that he immediately tweeted
“OMG!!! Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton in our spring 12 dress!
So xctd that I just stopped some strangers on the street n showed them the pic of
Kate Middleton in our dress.””
The likes of Hollywood celebrities who are great fans of Gurung are Sarah Jessica Parker, Zoe Saldana, Kate Bosworth, Hailee Steinfeld and Amanda Seyfried to name but a few....
as well as America's First Lady - Michelle Obama.
|USA First Lady - Michelle Obama in Prabal Gurung dress.|
Given the kind of influence the Duchess has on designers and outfits she wears
this immediately puts Gurung now more prominently on the world map of the
fashion industry and is certainly an Asian designer everyone will be watching closely for 2013.
Gurung had just showed at the New York's Fashion Week for his Spring 2013 collection.
The Look for 2013 is about a futuristic fairytale which is both enchanting
and slightly wicked.
|New York Fashion Week |
Prabal Gurung Spring 2013 Collection
In this collection you will find silk layers under snug jackets with crystal embroidery,
crop pants and silk shorts, contrast waistbands as well as studs, feather or
crystal details for his mix and match pieces and dresses.
Similarly freakish to his Spring 2012 collection where most of the flower motifs when
closely inspected shows them withering, for Spring 2013 dresses,
Gurung uses graphic organza inserts and showcases extraordinary flowers
The main colour palette is of black, white and with shades of red.
This is certainly a designer I will be following closely and incorporating his styles
into my upcoming collections at Foster Bay.