There’s nothing we can tell you about Prabal Gurung‘s spring collection that comes near the one-page typed message the designer placed on each seat. So today along with our images from the runway we’re sharing the exact text from the Singapore-born Nepalese-American designer about the earthquake and flood in Nepal this last spring and what the region has meant for his life and work.
All images by Jessa Carter
The show started like none other: with two minutes of chanted prayers from 24 monks in saffron and yellow robes—shades that were to be repeated amid black and white in the spare spaghetti-strap halter dresses, fringe and beading details, and softly draped architectural knits to come. On the runway, the hues and silhouettes read as sunshine, a sort of new dawn or rebirth. Later a remix of a Cure song faded into an especially melancholy version of the Ronettes’ “Be My Baby.”