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Nepalese designer Prabal Gurung on the role of immigrants in fashion

Prabal Gurung at his Spring 2017 show. Image: Bigstock
The experience of being an immigrant can be a powerful creative force in fashion, but the industry still has a long way to go to recognise the contributions of designers, models and artists from different parts of the world. That was the main takeaway from a panel discussion on the topic of fashion and immigration at New York Fashion Week last weekend.  “Me having to submerge myself in new environments and cultures is what I believe has really shaped the way I think, the way I move and th