Fashion Week 2009 is the annual week of glitz and glamor in New York City, even in these trying times. Skinny women and chiseled men walk the ramp, showcasing a designer’s dream collection. This year, amid well-known designers from all across the fashion world displaying the latest couture, there is a name that might sound familiar to Nepalis—Prabal Gurung.
Gurung, former design director for Bill Blass, with his first collection and charismatic style, is getting attention in the Big Apple.
From The New York Times:
Gurung, who spent five years at the Bill Blass fashion house before then-parent company NexCen Brands Inc. shut down, says he is not going after Blass customers. According to The Wall Street Journal, he defines his collection as:
In 1990, Gurung (who was born in Singapore) was the sole soul from his class in Kathmandu's St. Xavier school to dare to study fashion designing. He studied fashion from National Institute of Fashion Technology in New Delhi and worked for the Indian designer Manish Arora. He later joined Parsons The New School for Design, one of New York’s prestigious fashion schools and alma mater to designers like Blass, Marc Jacobs and Jason Wu, who designed Michelle Obama's inaugural dress.
From Vanity Fair:
From The Kathmandu Post:
See more of Gurung's collection (along with his press contact) at his website, PrabalGurung.com.
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