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"NYFW: Prabal Gurung SS 2020"

all images by Filippo Fior / | courtesy of Vogue

Who gets to be American? This is the question that inspired the Spring/Summer 2020 collection of the Nepalese-American designer Prabal Gurung.

In fact, the designer is known for his way of putting together fashion and politics, being careful to make his position on Trump’s presidency very clear.

This collection is indeed an exploration of the American identity through the power of fashion: opening the show there’s a predominance of the color white, with dresses with asymmetrical cut-outs, which are distinctive of Prabal Gurung’s style; it’s also interesting to see the utilization of denim for the realization of dresses and tracksuits.

A series of looks where red is the predominant color is also part of the collection and it’s interesting to notice that the rose (America’s national flower) was heavily featured in both dark and light prints. The lighter and pastel tones are of course well-suited to spring.

Lastly, the choice of a diverse cast (in terms of skin color and size) is also a part of the designer’s ideological statement.

words Elena Affricani


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