Prabal Gurung favours florals when designing

Prabal Gurung can’t get enough of floral prints when designing.The designer, who was raised in Nepal before moving to the U.S. to intern for Bill Blass at the age of 20, has become one of fashion’s most respected stars since starting his namesake label…

Prabal Gurung can’t get enough of floral prints when designing.

The designer, who was raised in Nepal before moving to the U.S. to intern for Bill Blass at the age of 20, has become one of fashion’s most respected stars since starting his namesake label 10 years ago.

His celebrity clientele includes the likes of Sarah Jessica Parker, Joan Smalls and Nicki Minaj, and as well as helming his clothing collection, Gurung recently teamed with Champagne brand Perrier-Jouet on a line of flower embossed flutes – the first in a series of designer collaborations.

“Flowers have always been my favourite print to design with,” Gurung said to WWD. “They’re beautiful and highlight the strength of femininity. Bringing our signature bright colours and textures together with the elegance of the Perrier-Jouet anemone is a wonderful marriage of history and modernity. They really gave us creative freedom. It’s always fun to bring our brand to life beyond ready-to-wear.”

The Champagne flutes were unveiled at the recent CFDA Fashion Awards, where the A-list guests sipped from the elegant glasses.

A Perrier-Jouet gift set with two Champagne flutes and bottle of Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque Rose is available on Drinks & Co.

“We wanted to bring our brand ideal – that we’re stronger in colour – to the design, so we juxtaposed our bright-hued floral with the delicate Perrier-Jouet anemone to celebrate who we both are and what we stand for together. The colours are a metaphor for our inclusive ethos and represent the way I want the world to look,” the 40-year-old added.

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