Prabal Gurung


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Prabal Gurung was born in Singapore and raised in Kathmandu, Nepal. He returns to Kathmandu every year to visit his family and to find inspiration on his shopping sprees.

Gurung studied at New Delhi’s Institute of Fashion Technology. He moved to New York in 1999, where he attended the Parsons School for Design and interned for Donna Karan. He was awarded the Best Designer Award at the annual Parsons/FIT design competition.

After Parsons, Prabal Gurung spent two years with Cynthia Rowley’s design team, before becoming the design director at Bill Blass. Gurung left after five years to launch his own collection.
More than 30 Buddhist monks chanting walked his most recent runway show (Prabal
Gurung’s Relief Fund raised $1 million for Nepal’s April 2015 earthquake).
Prabal Gurung’s Mongolian lamb-trim coats for his 2014 fall collection were inspired by the Mustang Mountains in the Himalayas.


Prabal Gurung Fall 2014


For his 2017 New York Fashion Week show, Prabal Gurung cast diverse models, in both race and body type. Prabal Gurung uses the runway as a messaging system for political and social causes. His collection paid homage to women of America and Nepal of the 1940s.


Candice Huffine – New York Fashion Week 2017

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