Now You See It, Now You Don’t

It looks like we can officially start getting used to mod, color-blocked features that may give the impression that we are one person coming, and one person leaving. Not too long ago, major fashion houses, including Chanel and DKNY, experimented with color blocked hosiery: nude in the front, black in the back. For his Fall 2010 RTW show, the latest must-have designer Prabal Gurung upped the ante considerably.

The young, Nepal-raised designer opted for strategic color blocking to convey a sense of city-chic. There was a real sense of color manipulation with many of pieces, and the coats in particular: simple palettes of black, white, and a definitive application of singular color articulated a true sense of modernity. Interestingly, the color blocking, particularly the “now you see it, now you don’t” aesthetic, was really fun to watch on the models as they sashayed down the runway. There was a sense of movement that was unexpected & the strong bursts of colors would be concealed until the model turned, pleasantly surprising the audience.

Black was all over New York Fashion Week. But with smart, well-controlled use of color, Prabal really gave the audience something to look forward to this fall.

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Contributed by the beautiful, darling Alysha Lalji

Written by Corinne Phipps