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:
My dearest Gigi, For our first runway moment together and our friendship, I am forever grateful. Your beauty radiates because of your sensitivity, empathy, compassion and integrity. Welcome to the PG world where women of substance are the celebrated heroines xPG. #Repost @yolanda.hadid ・・・ ❤️The beautiful love, support and friendships acquired along the way…. @prabalgurung
Details / Runway
Prabal Gurung, Spring 2018
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.
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