The name of Nepali young Prabal Gurung is known to many in the field of fashion designing in the United States. Prabal’s design clothes are worn by high-ranking people in the United States, so his name is known to everyone.
Born and raised in Nepal, Prabal opened the Praval Gurung Collection in the United States in 2009.
The clothes designed in her collection have become famous all over the world. The clothes she designed have been loved by American First Lady Michelle Obama and current US Vice President Kamala Harris. Not only in the United States but also in the United Kingdom, the Princess Duchess of Cambridge Kit Melton is a favorite of the clothes designed by Prabal.
Prabal shared an experience in an interview with the New York Times. When she first presented her fashion designing, she designed the dresses of many celebrities. At that time, he called his mother in Nepal and told her about it. Her mother was overjoyed at what she had done and said, “You still have a lot of work to do and you know who you’re working for.” Her mother encouraged her to work for Michelle Obama.
A year later, Michelle Obama wore a dress designed by Praval, following her mother’s encouragement. She then told her mother that Michelle Obama was wearing a dress she had designed, and she was overjoyed and congratulated her. He still remembers his mother’s congratulations saying that this achievement belongs not only to you but also to the marginalized and happy community like you.
Citizens of Asian descent have been attacked in the United States since the beginning of Covid 19. Prabal has also expressed concern over the beatings and attacks on Chinese-looking citizens. In an interview with the New York Times, he said, “My friends and I have a lot of fear in the Ramero community because of our hatred of Asian Americans.” We are worried about our relatives. Watching the video of the attack on a 65-year-old Asian woman made me feel very bad. I bought a gray wig for my 75-year-old mother and wore it when I went out, along with a hat and glasses. The next day he said I should not wear this cloth but buy me a strong stick. That’s the way it is in the United States today. “
He said that his field of work has accepted him and he is happy about it. But he said he had the bitter experience of distinguishing himself as a designer of Asian descent, others as black designers and women’s designers. According to Prabal, fashion designing is a very difficult job. But he also says that if he can do the job well, he can quickly convince others. He sets an example for himself. He says that it is really unbelievable for him to be born and raised in Nepal and work in fashion design in the United States.