Prabal Gurung Shows Us A “New Thing”
Prabal Gurung‘s “New Thing,” aside from a catchy song that’s now dancing in all of our heads, is his first resort collection. While it hasn’t been released yet, a teaser video featuring singer and muse Rye Rye titled “New Thing” gives us a foreshadowed glimpse at the vivid clothes. After an emotionally romantic fall collection, Gurung is throwing a party for resort 2012. Every aspect of the video is derived from the collection, which looks like it’s going to be packed with color, polka dots, florals, and most importantly FUN!
Prabal and Rye Rye make for the perfect pair. “I was immediately taken by how unique and dynamic her music was…Her authentic sound and tremendous energy was exactly what we were looking for, and I have always loved her bright, personal style” Gurung said of the singer.
As for the collection, Gurung was inspired by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. He said, “She was in many ways a symbol of the ’60s free love moment. She considers herself an ‘obsessive artist,’ which is a feeling I in many ways relate to. Her work often dealt with feminism and as a designer, I have designed for women who knew their own worth before society dictated it. I have had a profound respect for intelligent women or as I always say, ‘the thinking man’s sex symbol.”
As for Prabal’s love for women, the feeling is mutual. We heart him just as much (maybe more?) and we’re so proud to see his career skyrocket with amazing collaborations and new collections. So get ready to shake your groove thing with Prabal’s “New Thing” and watch the video below.
Typically known for more formal and pieces, it’s thrilling to see him spread his design wings and show garments that are vivacious and exciting to wear on a daily basis as opposed to his evening-wear collections.
You can view Prabal’s collection below.