ICB by Prabal Gurung Debuts On First Ever Online Runway
Yesterday Prabal Gurung presented the first online runway show hosted by KCD Worldwide's new Digital Fashion Shows platform, showcasing his collection for Japanese brand ICB. ICB, which stands for International Concept Brand, is owned by established Japanese manufacturing company Onward Kashiyama, which also owns Jil Sander, J Press and others. They also have distribution and licensing agreements with Donna Karan, Calvin Klein and other big names. Anyway, Onward's new president Akinori Baba brought on Prabal Gurung and opened a New York design office in 2011 to revive the brand. While the online show was not quite as exciting or climactic as a live runway show, it certainly was convenient. I didn't have to wait for half an hour and I could see everything clearly. Plus, I was able to download images immediately and an interview was already transcribed. Gurung's inspiration was the girl.