Prabal Gurung Spring 2018: Diversity, Dreamers, Awakening

This week, New York Fashion Week had a unique moment that caused even those from outside the fashion world to stop and take note: Gloria Steinem, who spearheaded the feminist movement in the 1960s and helped change modern society for the better, came to her first fashion show ever. That show was Prabal Gurung’s. It wasn’t just the feminist icon who was at the event.

A Meeting of Feminists in the Prabal Gurung Front Row“, Women’s Wear Daily wrote.  “The Prabal Gurung show Sunday evening drew feminists – and feminist chatter – with the likes of DeRay Mckesson, poet sensation Rupi Kaur, Jaime King, and the one and only Gloria Steinem.”

Indeed, it is no longer surprising for Prabal Gurung to leave the public talking about his show long after the lights on the runway are turned off. In a week of endless fashion shows that sees some of the biggest names in the industry and presents works by more than a 100 designers on and off the runway, it is a battle to stand out in the crowd. Still, some not only able to achieve that goal, but also do it consistently, bigger, and better, season after season. Since launching his line in 2009, Prabal Gurung has emerged as one of those designers who is able to take it to the next level, every time.

That Gloaria Stienam was at Prabal’s show at New York Fashion Week was a major moment for an industry which often has been at odds with feminist values. It was also a marker that one designer in the industry stands apart from the rest. To make sure the world knew who that designer was, Gloria took a picture of herself at the show, holding up his name in her hands.

Backstage At PG S2018:

Gigi Hadid, seen here backstage, was the other name at the PG show that drew a lot of attention this season. She walked the runway for PG along with her sister Bella Hadid.

Details / Runway

Model: Roos Abels
Look: 

  • White and Azul linen plaid collared wrap shirt with sculptural sleeve
  • White and Azul plaid cascade skirt
  • White leader engle sandal
  • TASAKI X PRABAL GURUNG White gold with South Sea and Akoya pearl spiral earring with sapphire and diamond accent

Model: Ashley Graham
Look:

  • Black liquid silk chiffon hand embroidered cropped flutter sleeve tee with raw edge silk chiffon
  • Black liquid silk chiffon hand embroidered skirt with cascade and hand beaded cascade fringe
  • Black leather engle sandal
  • TASAKI X PRABAL GURUNG White gold with south sea and Akoya pearl spiral earring with diamond accent

Model: Andreja Pejic
Look:

  • Azul liquid silk chiffon hand embroidered swing dress with removable sleeve and hand beaded cascade fringe
  • Black patent leather Smith Bootie
  • TASAKI X PRABAL GURUNG Sakura and South Sea pearl reflected wave earring with wave earring with South Sea pearl and diamond accent

Model: Samile Bermannelli
Looks:

  • Peony multi plaid silk twill combo twist halter neck dress with side cutout and back drape detail
  • Lemon leather and PVC keogh pump
  • TASAKI X PRABAL GURUNG Sakura gold and Akoya pearl sculpted double ring with diamond accent

 

Model: Candice Huffine
Look:

  • Seagrass Fluid floral coupé dress with extended cascade detail
  • Black leather engle sandal
  • TASAKI X PRABAL GURUNG White and Sakura gold with Akoya pearl plunge earring with diamond accent

 

Model: Sijia Kang
Look:

  • Lemon multi submerged floral silk chiffon cascade dress with contrast black multi floral silk chiffon combo
  • Lemon multi submerged floral jersey turtleneck bodysuit with thumb hole detail
  • White and lemon leather and PVC Keogh pump

 

Model: Ellen Rosa 
Look:

  • Black liquid chiffon twist halter neck dress with side cutout and drape back detail
  • White mesh engle sandal
  • TASAKI X PRABAL GURUNG White gold and Akoya Pearl gathered double ring with yellow sapphire and diamond accent

Model: Bella Hadid
Look:

  • Azul crinkle chiffon ruffle high neck blouse with long cascade sleeve and covered button detail
  • Stone laminated technical cotton high waisted sculpted short with corset waistband detail
  • White leather Engle sandal
  • TASAKI X PRABAL GURUNG White gold and South Sea hidden pearl ear bud

 

Model: Gigi Hadid
Look: 

  • Hibiscus liquid chiffon hand draped twist dress with extended flutter cascade and side cutout
  • Black leather and mesh keogh pump
  • TASAKI X PRABAL GURUNG White gold and Akoya Pearl  reflected wave earring with South Sea pearl and diamond accent

We are dreamers bringing a collection of memories to life with our eyes and mind open.

We start with a vibrant and colorful childhood in Nepal with a visual history rooted in prayer flags whispering in the wind as their messages and spiritual meaning soar.

Prabal Gurung, Spring 2018

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Detail Photos: Joanna Totolici
Runway and Backstage Photos: PG