Green seems to be a budding color trend within the first few days of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week collections. From soft floral variances to celadon or emerald, down to Army fatigue, all shades of green have been presented. For Prabal Gurung Fall 2013, loden green is not only a visible partner – it somewhat rules his collection.
Mr. Gurung may have credited the Ukrainian Asgarda tribe as his inspiration; however, the strong militaristic look of the collection removes it from any conventional ethnographic direction. The looks are strong, and the militaria vibe reads unexpectedly civilian – due in part to his feminine cuts and use of embroideries and furs.
‘Loden green’ in Prabal Gurung Fall 2013
The unorthodox juxtaposition of colors, especially when white fox and loden green are combined, defuses any martial significance. Prabal Gurung Fall 2013 is a fashion collection after all. His fur touches alone scream feminine and chic.