[NEW YORK, NY.] The direction that Prabal Gurung is headed with menswear incorporated into his collection is what brings excitement to the fashion industry. Only because its a direct reflection of Gurung’s poised determination to dress a different type of shopper that requires more tailoring techniques than women’s fashion. However, the eight menswear looks that were shown were more on the loose-fitted side of styling. Track-suits, pullover sweaters, and typical men suits were the main pieces for the Gurung man.
Of course, Gurung continues to implement his own Nepalese culture and identity into his collection and because of that majority of the showcase was highly bright and vibrant in colours. For look 20, it’s clearly apparent that his concept came from the traditional daura suruwal outfit worn to cultural events. Another insight into traditional clothing in Nepal is the national men’s headdress called dhaka topi – but Gurung swapped the headdress out and added an ascot scarf that resembled unity and respect for his ethnic roots.
For womenswear, colour-blocking from the ’80s along with the resurrection of the tie-dye movement sums up the clothes expected for this coming Fall-Winter season. Also featured in the collection were feminine tulle and velvet ensembles equipped with hand-painted metallic ombré illustrations of the Taj Mahal and a multitude of other notable South Asian landmarks.
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