BE­HIND THE COLLECTION PRA­BAL GU­RUNG FALL/ WIN­TER 2014

The mighty imag­i­na­tion of one of fash­ion’s big­gest break­out tal­ents.

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Only five years in the game, Pra­bal Gu­rung has al­ready ac­crued a decade’s worth of ac­co­lades, in­clud­ing high praise in the form of fa­mous fans such as Michelle Obama and Kate Mid­dle­ton. The New York de­signer de­con­structs his best-ever fall/win­ter collection.

THE MUSE “My col­lec­tions are al­ways about de­sign­ing for a woman of sub­stance. We live in an age where stu­pid­ity is of­ten cel­e­brated—my work is an op­po­site re­ac­tion to that.” THE INSPO “This collection was in­spired by a se­cluded king­dom be­tween Ti­bet and Nepal called Mus­tang. Its cli­mate is chal­leng­ing, so people there wrap them­selves in colourful lay­ers of scarves and jack­ets. What I re­ally love about it is the sen­su­al­ity of the place and the way of life—there’s a real hu­man con­nec­tion be­cause they’re so dis­con­nected.”

“When I launched, there were no in­vestors. I started with my group of friends—they were my sup­port sys­tem. I’m re­ally proud of the staff I work with—they don’t work for me; they work with me—and the fact that they’re all happy and ex­cited to be here.” THE ’ TUDE “You can’t bull­shit people—that’s what I’ve re­al­ized. They can sense how truly pas­sion­ate you are. Your grit and your in­tegrity are pal­pa­ble. It’s very im­por­tant to stay true to yourself, to what kind of de­signer you want to be and to what kind of per­son you want to be, be­cause that af­fects the de­sign.”

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