14 FEB 2023

Prabal Gurung Takes Sindoor To New York Fashion Week


sindoor moment

Prabal Gurung celebrated his Nepali roots in his latest runway show at the New York Fashion Week, with models wearing sindoor.

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relevance of sindoor

Sindoor is a vermillion-red powder that married women of the Indian subcontinent wear in their hair parting. It is also an auspicious item offered to gods.

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Nepal's sindoor

Sindoor is extra-special for Nepali people as it is a symbol of good luck and bravery. It can be adorned by anyone on the 10th day of Dashain (Dussehra).

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runway theme

Gurung was inspired from the Buddhist concept of "Anichya" or "impermanence" for his runway show at NYFW.

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style and motifs

Gurung used butterfly motifs, wool jackets, hues of vermillion, saffron, burgundy and dusty pinks paired with black in asymmetrical cuts.

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A meditative retreat

The designer cites his 10-day meditation retreat as the motivation behind this collection. Reading, phones and exercise were all banned during this retreat.

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front-row guests 

American singers Kelsea Ballerini and Becky G and actress Alyah Chanelle Scott were among the front-row guests at his NYFW runway show.

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A gown for grammys 

Kelsea Ballerini was seen in a custom Prabal Gurung yellow gown at the Grammys recently.

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Prabal Gurung is a Singapore-born Nepali-American fashion designer based in New York. He studied fashion at NIFT, New Delhi.

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