Prabal Gurung, the Stalwart of New York Fashion

by Lotus Ladegaard

Prabal Gurung entered the world of fashion through Parsons School of Design and an internship with Donna Karan. Following Parsons, the Nepalese American designer joined Cynthia Rowley’s design team before being appointed Design Director for Bill Blass. In February 2009, he successfully launched his own collection during New York Fashion Week and in the autumn of 2010, he staged his first runway show at Bryant Park. He has quickly gained a wide celebrity following among stars as well as some of the most influential people in the business. Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama among many others have worn Prabal Gurung on the red carpet  

Prabal Gurung’s Prefall 2018 collection is delightful; it is fresh, feminine and romantic. The colour palette offers a bit of everything from pastels to brighter and more intense mustard yellow as well as several floral prints and just a few but very thoughtful embellishments. Prabal Gurung really knows how to appeal to the feminine aspect of a woman with silhouettes that are flattering, easy to wear.

The mustard yellow gown with asymmetrical ruched bodies and long high slit along with the floral tea-length dress stood out. The use of the two floral prints is done thoughtfully and gives the dress tons of editorial appeal. The little white dress with fur trimmings and black striped skirt is delightful and fresh and again, the fabric choice is just right for the silhouette and design. The tartan like draped dress with trousers is a look that will appeal to women of all shapes and sizes and it looks easy and effortless. The blue dress with visible and broad princess seams and chiffon pleads in tea length is fresh and feels contemporary yet elegant and classic.  The ruffled dresses will undoubtedly appeal to a wide range of fashionistas in need of a dress that is elegant and romantic yet stands out in a crowd. The skirts and tops are easily paired with an existing wardrobe which all makes for a very intriguing collection.

Prabal Gurung remains a crowd favorite as 2018 rolls in.