Prabal Gurung

Prabal Gurung

This Season: Prabal Gurung’s SS17 collection celebrates the complexity of women, layered beneath a surface of beauty. He has found his muse in the feminist activist Gloria Steinem, whose femininity with a bite underpins his latest collection. Other influences include the provocative neon quotes of Tracey Emin on statement t-shirts, florals inspired by the paintings of William Kentridge and the stark uncompromising photographs of Taryn Simon. Prabal Gurung wants to demonstrate the power of choice and encourage us to explore beneath the surface. This notion of modern feminism is reflected in a loosening of silhouettes juxtaposed with refined tailoring, creating a fluidity of fabric and movement in his gorgeous midi-length evening gowns. Noteworthy pieces include shirt dresses with fluid skirts and sensual thigh high slits and long bias cut slip dresses which cling to the body. Hand engraved hardware details, made in Prabal’s native Nepal, are to remind us of women’s journey and vigour. The SS17 color palette is an amalgamation of practical and controlled American sportswear in hues of ivory and noir with the exotic mysticism of a glamorous explorer, in shades of citron, iris and azure. About Prabal Gurung: Born in Singapore and raised in Nepal, Prabal Gurung launched his eponymous brand in New York City. The first collection was introduced in 2009 with a "philosophy encompassing modern luxury, indelible style and an astute sense of glamour". High quality, innovation and style placed Prabal Gurung in the A-list of American designers.
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