Thursday, April 1, 2010

Prabal Gurung

Born in Singapore and raised in the Kathmandu, Nepal. It was in Delhi, India that his design career truly began. 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. 
Gurung's travels took him to Melbourne and London, where he assisted stylists for various fashion shows and international publications.

In 1999 after 7 years of traveling he moved to New York City. He began his career in New York interning 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, he spent two years with Cynthia Rowley's design team, which allowed him to gain even more invaluable experience on both the design and business enf of New York's highly competitive fashion scene. Soon after, he became the design director at Bill Blass. After five successful years, Gurung left his post at Bill Blass to launch his own collection, PRABAL GURUNG.

Prabal Gurung launched his first eponymous collection during New York Fashion Week in February 2009 with a presentation at the FLAG Art Foundation in Chelsea.
Since the launch of his collection, Gurung has been a recipient of the Ecco Domani Fashion Fund Award. He has also been selected by the fashion industry's leading editors, retailers, designers and business experts for one of the highly coveted design studios at the {CFDA Fashion Incubator} for 2010-2012.

In March, 2010, Prabal was nominated for the 2010 CFDA Swaroski Womenswear Award.
Gurung presently resides in New York City.

"This industry is so unpredictable, you just have to enjoy it. I am in no rush to be the next big thing."- Prabal Gurung~

1 comment:

  1. hey im loving all prabal dresses! great post!