17 June, 2011

Did you hear about the NEW THING?

The CFDA Swarovski Award winner announced few months ago that he'd be launching a resort collection this year which would further expand the label "Prabal Gurung".

On June 15th PG released the music video of his resortwear in collaboration with M.I.A protege Rye Rye, New Thing. The video plus the music is uber hip, full of energy (follow Rye Rye's steps, not to forget her attitude, uh-huh!) and most importantly, it is entirely inspired from the collection itself. "Everything from the repeating floral pattern to the LED light inspired by the graphic print on the shorts Rye Rye wears in the opening shot was taken directly from the collection," revealed PG.

What a smart move! It's all so justified.

Now, I can't wait for the beat to hit the clubs of KTM. Where are my dancing shoes? And all you ladies, roll up your sleeves we have a NEW THING coming through.
Oh well, but the only thing that gets me worrying is, I can't do it like Rye Rye. Better brush up on my dancing skills. Let's watch that video again... 

The collection is full of colour -- you can see florals, laser-cut polka dots, ribbon embroidery, hand-burnt sequins. It comes highly influenced from the portraits of artist George Condo and the works of Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama who's popular for her obsession with repetition and accumulation and also for her trademark, the polka dots.

You can read the review of the collection and see it here. Below are some of the looks I liked.

I could get addicted to the pattern.


Rye Rye can be seen wearing this dress in the video



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