Donwan Harrell, the designer and founder of PRPS, continues the evolution of his women’s line (launched Spring 2017) with a collection that stays true to the core DNA of the brand but builds upon the unique techniques and innovations used by Harrell. The brand continues its vintage Americana for its second Spring collection, which proved popular among consumers. The Spring 2018 introduces six new silhouettes and a variety of distinctive embellishments applied on various denim pieces. The collection’s standout silhouette is the culotte shape, an ankle-length trouser, cut with very full legs to resemble a skirt.
PRPS introduces unique ways of pricking, ripping and repairing denim, noticeably found in their men’s collection and now introduced to the female consumer. A tri-color pant consists of three different denim fabrics, all in various shades of indigo and washed independently, sewn together to create a fashion-forward conversational piece.
Unexpected fabrics make an appearance in the collection, specifically a denim pant which incorporates tapestry fabric as an insert underneath the distressing. A standout outerwear piece includes a two-toned denim jacket with a “cold shoulder” effect. Inspired by the rise of women utilizing oversized men’s denim jackets aka ‘Boyfriend Jackets’ trend – so to say. While integrating two denim jackets, that are both washed independently, but then sewn together with a off the shoulder look. Metal eyelet embellishments decorate key stand out styles and include a mini skirt with an enzyme stone wash and intriguing uneven hem. There is also an oversized denim vest option, containing metal eyelets strategically applied throughout with a interlocking chain links. A two-piece mesh overtop tee contains a cinched extended hem.
The traditional Amex and Camaro fits were given noticeably detailed embellishments for Spring. The spring Amex pant includes a woven-esque pattern, achieved through a special laser cutting technique in which the denim fabric is precisely spot lasered. The Camaro fit particularly incorporates the lace up trend, Harrell applies the lace up motif along the ankles of the pant.
The women’s collection will be available starting in February at Nordstrom, Shopbop and Ron Herman among other notable retailers as well as online. Skirts range from $178 to $198, jeans from $198 to $268, jump suits from $278 to $298, and sweaters and jackets from $148 to $318. Harrell continues to push the innovation of denim construction and washing with a collection full of fashion pieces for the Spring 2018 season.
PRPS is a global lifestyle brand founded in 2002 by Donwan Harrell. Prps stands for “purpose” because everything you do in life should have one. Throughout both the Prps and Prps Noir. collections, the design philosophy remains true: the highest quality of fabrications, design integrity and attention for detail. With points of distribution in over 300 doors in 10 countries, some of the world’s leading retailers that sell Prps include: Neiman Marcus, and Saks Fifth Avenue. Fans include Ellen Degeneres, Gwen Stefani, Chris Pratt, Neil Patrick Harris, Gerard Butler, Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp, LL Cool J, Vin Diesel and more. Prps is based in New York City but can be found worldwide at www.prpsgoods.com.
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