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Prabal Gurung (born March 31, 1974)

Prabal Gurung is a Nepalese American fashion designer.

Prabal Gurung launched his first collection under his own name during New York Fashion Week in February 2009 at the FLAG Art Foundation in Chelsea. For Fall 2010, he staged his first runway show in the Tents at Bryant Park. Gurung's designs have been worn by Zoe Saldana, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lawrence, Demi Moore, Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama, and Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge. Gurung resides in New York City.

Gurung was born in Singapore to Nepalese parents and raised in Kathmandu, Nepal. He went to St. Xavier's School, a reputed Catholic Jesuit school in Kathmandu, where he finished his high school education. Prabal began his designing career in New Delhi, India. While studying at New Delhi’s National Institute of Fashion Technology, he apprenticed at several local production and fashion houses and designed with Manish Arora. In Melbourne and London Gurung assisted stylists for fashion shows and international publications. In 1999 Gurung moved to New York City, where he interned for Donna Karan while attending Parsons School of Design. In his first year he was awarded the “Best Designer” title at the annual Parsons/FIT design competition.

After Parsons, Gurung spent two years with Cynthia Rowley’s design team. Soon after, he became the design director at Bill Blass. Following five successful years at Blass, Gurung launched his own collection, PRABAL GURUNG. In 2010 he was the recipient of the Ecco Domani Fashion Fund Award and received a nomination for the 2010 CFDA Swarovski Womenswear Award. He was also chosen by prominent fashion editors, retailers, designers and business people for the {CFDA Fashion Incubator} for 2010-2012. In November 2010, Prabal was awarded runner up for the 2010 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund.

He most recently worked with the artist Rye Rye, who showcased his collection in the video for her single "New Thing."









































Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prabal_Gurung

Further Readings:

50 Contemporary Fashion Designers by Doria Santlofer
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Prestel (October 25, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 3791347136
ISBN-13: 978-3791347134
Amazon: 50 Contemporary Fashion Designers

Today's designers are savvier and more daring than ever before. Happy to exist within or outside the established houses of haute couture, their reputations are cemented by smart consumers who are willing to navigate the thin line between setting and following trends. This book of the most creative and iconoclastic members of today's fashion scene includes Fashion Week regulars and cutting-edge up-andcomers. Each designer is profiled in double-page spreads that include runway-ready products as well as notes, sketches, and biographical information. These 50 men and women have embraced the global, economic, and environmental.

More Fashion Designers at my website: http://www.elisarolle.com/, My Ramblings/Art



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