Discover Prabal Gurung‘s Fall Winter 2019.20 collection presented on February 10th, 2019 during the ongoing New York Fashion Week. Celebrating the diversity and joy, the new collection is a pinnacle of Prabal’s hyper-feminine approach.
To be a citizen of our world, to forge our own identity, to remain rooted and foster a community – what does this mean? These have been questions on my mind, especially amid a tumultuous political climate, a culture that often appropriates and misrepresents, a society where so many are subjugated to the unseen. In search for these answers, i look back at my roots—from my birthplace in Singapore to my home in Kathmandu, a beloved place i recently returned to for photo Kathmandu, a large scale photo exhibit supported by my foundation, Shikshya foundation Nepal. Photo Kathmandu highlights new talent and celebrates the vibrancy of art and its ability to storytell, disrupt and provoke with conviction and optimism. During my trip, i found myself revisiting Jhochhen street, known to some as “freak street,” the birthplace of the hippie movement, where westerners uprooted themselves to embark on a journey. Redefining their very essence, they resisted with peace and enveloped one another with hope and love. This spirited place was and continues to be a nirvana for the explorative soul who seeks refuge from the confines of tradition and convention. We travel back to the 1970s to trek on the path once known as the hippie trail. We depart Kathmandu, voyaging through Delhi, Lahore, Peshawar, Kabul, Tehran, Beirut, before arriving back in the western hemisphere, passing by Rome, Paris and London. We are nomads traveling through faraway lands, escaping society’s barriers while embarking on a transcendent trail. – from Prabal Gurung
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