Prabal Gurung Turned the Runway Into a Rainbow, and It Was Downright Empowering
Prabal Gurung's Spring '19 collection was vibrant and full of color. The designer completely changed Spring Studios into a magical space where the ceiling was covered with rainbow-hued streamers, and it was all for an empowering reason.
Prabal, who's known for championing diversity and inclusivity, explained why it was important for him to launch a menswear collection on social media. He stated that he got the encouragement he was looking for thanks to a beautiful poem by his friend Cleo Wade. "Now more than ever, traditional genders, roles, and identifiers are breaking down in our multifaceted world, and while designing menswear has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember, I needed a sign that gave me strength and courage to take this leap of faith," he wrote in a post on Instagram.
Models walked down the runway wearing flirty dresses in striking colors like slime green and poppy purple. Prabal tested the norms with his new menswear collection, which included peach-hued suits and neon-yellow trousers matched with pink ribbed tank tops that are easily unisex. Another amazing moment? Gigi, Bella, and Anwar Hadid all walked in the show, making it a family affair. Read on to see the beautiful collection ahead.