Prabal Gurung show, Runway, Fall Winter 2018, New York Fashion Week
Model on the catwalk-Ashely Graham – Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid-Romee Strijd
As for the collection itself, the colorful lineup of clothing was inspired by powerful women from Gurung’s home country of Nepal along with women-centric groups like India’s Gulabi Gang and the Mosuo tribe of China. Pink, as it turns out, is a common color shared amongst these cultures.
The most powerful, goosebump-inducing moment of the show, however, came during the finale walk. The diverse cast of models walked the runway side by side, holding white flowers, with some linking arms. The moment drove home the designer’s message that women are stronger together, and stronger in color.