PRABAL GURUNG RESORT 2020 COLLECTION

PRABAL GURUNG RESORT 2020 COLLECTION

The designer reflects on his woman and his signature details with the Cruise collection.

June 19, 2019

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With the 10th anniversary soon approaching in September, Prabal Gurung reminisces about his prominent runway career, through an Americana lens.

“It seems like yesterday,” he said of his 2009 beginnings. “But then again, it feels like it all happened to someone else.” Gurung is working on a book about his first decade in business with Abrams. Needless to say, 2019 so far has been a year for reflection.

The Prabal Gurung Resort 2020 collection featured a collection of fanciful and easy, recognizable with familiar silhouettes and items like shirtdresses with side cut-outs and dip-dyed, made-in-his-native-Nepal cashmeres.

The season’s colors are on the softer, more subtle side than recent offerings; he called them “easier to wear.” On the tailoring front, there was a blush pink tuxedo with a voluptuous bow on its satin revers—a callback to his second-ever collection. The most charming piece was an off-the-shoulder Grecian-ish gown—a rather formal silhouette, made more enticing and relaxed by the flower-print cotton matelassé fabric it was draped in. There’s a lesson in that dress: The best way forward is forward.

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