As soon as I saw fashion heavyweights on Twitter heralding Prabal Gurung 2011 as a return to glamour, I couldn’t wait to see the collection. The Vogue favorite and relative fashion newcomer has produced promising show after promising show for the past few seasons, and his latest work perfectly straddles the divide between traditional and edgy, with plenty of luxury thrown in for good measure.

Gurung continued the trend we’ve seen so far this week of using only a couple of colors against a neutral base, and the orange-reds and pinks felt current and popped nicely against the blacks and creams. The real story of this collection, though, is in Gurung’s expert embellishments, from gathered chiffon to gowns dripping with beadwork. It’s too early in the season’s presentations to say whether or not glamour is “back,” if it ever really left at all, but this collection certainly makes a compelling argument for its advent.

Photos via the New York Times.

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  • 19yearslater

    Love #10 and #20

  • Mochababe73

    This has got to be one of my favorites. I love his “traditional and edgy” aesthetic.
    I really like the leather dress (20). And the color on the second look grabbed my attention as well. If I had the body, I would wear each and every look.

  • MizzJ

    Very dramatic! A refreshing mix-up from all the minimalism lately.

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