Prabal Gurung's Pre-Fall/Fall 2021 collection the designer's continued love letter to New York.

February 17, 2021

The Prabal Gurung Fall 2021 RTW collection conveys the resilience, grit, passion, and complicated devotion of New Yorkers. It is the story of my rekindled love affair with the city, set against the backdrop of a powerful summer that awakened my soul and raised my consciousness.

A dark and unrelenting romance, the collection is a sonnet to the city that continues to capture my heart and our community, which found hope and humanity even in the most difficult times.

Inspired by the unabashed authenticity of the cast of characters that surrounded Gurung, a revolution of self-expression was taking place, which led to the inspiration of our Pre-Fall/Fall 2021 collection. In Nepal and India, the colors pink and red represent an auspicious beginning. An apt color story imbued with the moody darkness of New York City; the collection is a collision force of matriarchal energy and rebellion.

Pieces appear in versatile fabrics to accompany you on your journey with layered bodysuits and gloves as a protective layer. The bodega rose motif blooms across the exaggerated sleeves of high-octane cocktail dresses in cottons and silks, fluid jersey looks, and gowns reimagined from vintage store finds. Polka dots punctuate voluminous cotton skirts, hand-pleated sunburst chiffon blouses, and our signature cut-out dresses. Dramatic flounces command the attention of sculptural eveningwear and envelop tailored blouses with flair. The bold energy of the city presents itself in vibrant hues, theatrical trumpet pants, and electric moire mini dresses and cargo pants.

The collection is a celebration of the exuberance of courage and perseverance.


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