Prabal Gurung, a Singaporean designer who has carved out a niche for himself in the fashion world, recently unveiled a collection that serves as a meeting ground between the East and the West. "It's essentially Escada from the 80s meeting Bollywood from the 80s, with a touch of Bill Blass," Gurung explains.
Having spent significant time in Kathmandu and New Delhi before emigrating to the United States, the designer draws upon a rich palette of cultural experiences that find expression in his latest work. "My time there and all these archive jackets still occupy an important part of my memory," he says.
The same goes for the collection's jewelry, which Gurung describes as influenced by the ornaments his aunts would wear with their saris. After moving to America, these pieces found a second life paired with shoulder-padded jackets. The result is a compelling collection that successfully merges different cultural elements, creating a vivid and versatile tapestry of styles.
In sum, Prabal Gurung's latest offering stands as a testament to the richness that comes from blending cultural inspirations, delivering a line that is both captivating and filled with heritage.