Designer Prabal Gurung Posts About Anti-Asian Hate Crimes


Prabal Gurung takes us back to his spring 2020 show, where models from all backgrounds took the runway during the finale wearing sashes that read, “Who gets to be American?” Prabal, who is an immigrant, born in Singapore, has always taken heed of his platform as a fashion designer, weaving political narratives into his collections, rather than shying away from the issues he and other minorities in our country face every day. When CNN used the above image from his 2019 NYFW show to bring attention to those in the fashion industry speaking up about the recent spike in hate crimes against Asian Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic, Prabal reacted by writing a long caption on his feed.

“Aren’t the perpetrators inflicting those pain either through their physical or verbal attacks and the rest by their silence, fueled by their own delusional claims of this land that they never owned in…

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