About

  • Prabal Gurung is a Nepalese American Fashion Designer.
  • He was born in Singapore and raised in Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Prabal’s fashion career began in New Delhi, India. While studying at New Delhi’s National Institute of Fashion Technology, he apprenticed at numerous local production and fashion houses and designed with Manish Arora.
  • Gurung's travels took him to Melbourne and London, where he assisted stylists for various fashion shows and international publications.
  • In 1999 Gurung moved to New York City where he attended the city’s prestigous Parsons School of Design while he worked for Donna Karan. During his first year, Prabal was awarded the “Best Designer” at the annual Parsons/FIT design completion.
  • Shortly after, he garnered rave reviews for his work in design from media outlets such as CBS News, Paper Magazine, and The New York Times.
  • After Parsons, Gurung spent two years with Cynthia Rowley's design team, which allowed him to gain even more invaluable experience.
  • Soon after, he became the design director at Bill Blass.
  • In 2009 Gurung left his post at Blass to launch his own collection, PRABAL GURUNG.
  • In 2010 he was the recipient of the Ecco Domani Fashion Fund Award and selected as runner up for the 2010 CFDA / Vogue Fashion Fund.
  • In 2011 Gurung was honored as one of USA Network's Character Approved Award recipients, named goodwill ambassador of Maiti Nepal, a finalist of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award and was the recipient of the 2011 CFDA Swarovski Award for Womenswer.
  • In 2012, Gurung was named Chief Designer of Onward Kashiyama's ICB brand.

The Look

Gurung fuses an old world-technique with cutting-edge modernity to create a daring yet timeless collection. His architectural approach to each piece makes him more than just a designer. He is an artist whose mission is to bring his unique vision to the forefront of the industry and lease an indelible mark on the work of fashion.

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