Casadei for Prabal Gurung
Pre Fall 2013
Cesare Casadei, creative director of CASADEI and Prabal Gurung, have teamed up for the second consecutive season to create the CASADEI for Prabal Gurung Pre-Fall 2013 collection. The collection consists of two styles in three colorways blending the inspiration of “ease” and “simplicity” with pops of fluorescent color and graphic detail.
“Working with Prabal Gurung this second time around, our language and commitment to designing for the sexy yet elegant woman was punctuated this season by the want to add a youthful motif. Our similar passion to provide only the finest product is not undermined by our desire to also inspire,” says Cesare Casadei.
Prabal Gurung felt similarly, “After the success of last season and knowing how incredible it is to collaborate with Cesare, pre-fall was a natural progression for us. The craftsmanship of Casadei’s work and the attention to detail is unparalleled. I hope to see this partnership last for many seasons to come.”
The first style, a tube boot with a structured platform heel, is offered in neon pink, vivid green and a classic black & white. The structure of the boot along with the pop of color adds a modern and youthful sophistication to his signature silhouettes emphasized by the “titanium” effect heel. The boot’s mesh panel plays against the bold white patent toe, adding graphic appeal. The polished leather shaft of the boot provides a style conscious approach in a sweet black color, finishing with fluorescent paint edging.
The second style, a closed toe heel, is also offered in neon pink, vivid green, and classic black & white with the same titanium effect combined with a triple platform heel. The shoe is made in a black mesh with florescent paint edging. With bold color blocking, it references a sportier version of a signature CASADEI platform heel.
CASADEI for Prabal Gurung will be sold at CASADEI boutiques and at select multi-brand retailers and department stores in fashion capitals worldwide.