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Asian American fashion designer and activist Prabal Gurung was born in Singapore, grew up in Nepal, and lived in India before starting his New York-based namesake brand 12 years ago "to show marginalized people that they are seen, and that they matter." He is one of the influencers, editors, and designers using his platform to address the anti-Asian hate crimes in America, among others such as Phillip Lim, Public School's Dao-Yi Chow, and Allure Editor in Chief Michelle Lee.
"I was advised to limit the diversity of my runways because clients wouldn't be as receptive to non White models."
While he's speaking up now, most recently penning an op-ed for CNN about the discrimination he's faced in the fashion industry, urging the rest of his peers to stand...