Prabal Gurung for J. Crew

Hamptons-inspired Prep-central retailer J. Crew has partnered up with 2010 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund recipient (and absolutely phenomenal Nepali fashion designer), Prabal Gurung for a (very) exclusive capsule collection. By very exclusive, we’re talking a mere fifty pieces produced of some of the designs.

Being a loyal Prabal fan, I have been anticipating the release of the collection. I have never bought anything from J. Crew before (for some reason their clothes fit a little awkward and bunchy on me…could be my 5’1 3/4 stature), however I often admire the color blocked perfectly pleated ensembles styled on the mannequins.

The Collection (images from NYMAG’s The Cut):

Rampant Rose top, $450…I like the top, very feminine and seasonally appropriate- but paired with the skirt (which I assume is just a regular J. Crew skirt) it seems a little awkward.

“Fit to be Tied” Pant, $198

Bow-Dacious Denim Jacket: $400. Clean and subtly dramatic.

Exploding Bow Dress, $395. (It’s navy blue in color). I love this dress, it’s elegant yet versatile and smart-casual enough to be worn to a summery Sunday brunch as well as to a wedding. The pairing with the sandals add an element of laid-back chic.

The Bow-Dacious Denim Jacket again paired with pants and brown suede pumps; white done right.

Exploding Bow Blouse, $225

It’s not exactly a cheap collection by any means, but a rare one (and still cheaper than Prabal Gurung label) which adds to it’s allure. My personal opinion is that the line is very appropriate for one retailed under J. Crew yet still has the elegance, pizzazz and feminine essence of rapidly rising fashion luminary, Prabal Gurung. CFDA winners Eddie Borgo and Billy Reid are also scheduled to release their capsule collections for J.Crew in the coming couple of months, most definitely looking forward to that as well.

Thoughts?

Images: NY MAG

For more information: Prabal Gurung for J. Crew

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2 thoughts on “Prabal Gurung for J. Crew

  1. You aren’t the only one J. Crew doesn’t fit. I’m almost 5’8″ and yet their stuff just doesn’t work for me. I don’t get it? But for that cute white suit? It may be worth trying again…

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