There is undoubtedly a lot of pressure that comes with recognition, which can be a good thing and bad thing all at the same time. But if you stay focused and don't lose sight of what you're doing and who you are, you can rise above it.— Prabal Gurung
The most killer Prabal Gurung quotes that will add value to your life
I make 98% of my collection in New York City and am generating jobs, so fashion isn't just frivolous for me. I understand levity about it. I also understand the depth of it.
I'm fascinated by furniture design and interiors, and I want to try designing all that stuff.
It saddens me to see the reality-television shows that are getting so much fanfare that are a celebration of stupidity and the degradation of women. And those women are consistently wearing too short, too tight dresses. I hope the trend of aging gracefully returns.
I mean, I can cook, but I'd get very nervous having my food being judged by dinner guests.
There's such a feeling of satisfaction when something you imagined turned into something real.
A modern Woman is not necessarily...s omeone who just buys expensive stuff... ...a modern Woman is someone who buys intelligently.
I'm constantly thinking about design, shapes, patterns and colors, so I just want to be more of a blank canvas. But there is a comfort in knowing what you're going to wear, and that probably comes from Catholic school, where I wore a uniform for 10 years.
There is one universal truth: All women, all over the world, want to look beautiful. That is always the theme of my designs.
I love draping; it's less about proportion than fit and the fabric. It's very specialized and I think when women see the construction, they respond to it immediately.
My goal is: I'm not trying to be snobby, but my clothes are not for everyone, not for every Hollywood celebrity. There is a designer for everyone, and a celebrity for every designer.
I came from Bill Blass, where it was a well-oiled machine and if I said I needed a fabric, it was done. Now, I have to budget everything. I have to take on the role not just as a designer but a business. But Im a glass half-full kind of guy.
Always aspire to become the next you, not someone else
I tweet myself and do all the Facebook updates.
It started off with me wondering whether I was showing off and I was very careful about what I wrote.
I think I'm just really in love with women, and I love to see them looking incredibly, truly beautiful. I think every time a woman wears one of my dresses, you know, in a matter of speaking, I'm having a little love affair with her!
I wanted to do something not just commercial but also covetable.
Because you have very limited time and you have to be very judicious and wise about how you spend it. But otherwise, I've always been - ever since I was a kid, I've always been coming up with ideas. So I'm able to come up with crazy ideas twice for two collections! It's fun.
I'm not a believer of luck. I think opportunity and hard work becomes luck.
I want to make clothes that make women feel beautiful.
Nails are the period at the end of the sentence. They complete the look
Deepika is one of my absolute favourite Bollywood actors.
It is wonderful to have someone of her stature wearing my brand
I was in Nepal and I had watched Oprah Winfrey's show.
I had no idea, as a kid in Nepal, who she was, but I remember watching an episode of hers about living your dreams.
I love a red lip - it's such a powerful statement. It exudes confidence and makes for a bold look.
A beautiful woman is a beautiful woman, but a beautiful woman with a brain is an absolutely lethal combination.
Girls who wear certain kind of dresses, who show certain areas of the body, are not going to like my clothes. You can't please everyone.
I decided if it was going to be a mistake to come to New York and try and make a career in fashion, then it was going to be my mistake... But the American dream is real. I'm living it.
When you get into fashion, when you're not yet working in fashion, you have this idea about what the fashion world is: that it's very glamorous, it's the red carpet, it's very editorial. But really, what you don't understand until you get into it, is what goes on the rest of the time, which is just hard work. Besides passion and dedication, it's the grit. How long are you willing to be in it to become successful?
I am not the kind of designer who is racing to the finish line, so while collaborations are important for our growth, each and every one has to be strategic and well-timed with what we have going on internally.
I have a 6-year-old niece who doesn't look like the majority of girls on the covers of magazines. I hope that by the time she's 16, the world will have changed.
I would tell any aspiring designer to take the time to experience everything they can to really get a feel for what direction they want to go in. And most importantly, let your passion and your gut lead you.
I just think the idea of moving away from the body and discovering sensuality by skimming the body, not tightening the body, seems rather new to me. Especially in this world where we're living right now, where the idea of giving freedom to women, especially in politics what's happening, it seemed so appealing to me, so that was the starting point.