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July 23 2014

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Prabal Gurung? One Day Soon, There Might Be An App For That

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Prabal Gurung doesn’t want to make an iPad case—there are already plenty of tech totes on the market. The Nepalese-born designer, who most recently collaborated with J.Crew, has even higher aspirations in mind for his next partnership. Gurung recently hinted to Style.com that it’s Apple in his eyes right now. “There’s a few ideas I want to do with Apple, but I can’t share my ideas yet because what if someone else takes them?” he asked.

Fair enough. Although he remained tight-lipped about his plans, it seems it’s not a smart-phone frock he’s hoping to create. “I just love Apple products and what they stand for,” he explained, referring to the collaborative creative community that has blossomed from apps and social media. The designer is no stranger to the world of social media. He’s an avid tweeter and recently established a blog on his Web site, where he and his team contributes Q&As, movie reviews, inspiration photos, and even contests. Gurung has shown himself to be open to outside input, even crowd-sourced input, for his design process. So it stands to reason that a tech foray like an app, one that would foster collaboration and creativity, might be a reasonable next step.

That, or an iPrabal. Either way, stay tuned.

Photo: Neil Rasmus / BFAnyc.com

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