Gareth Pugh Fall 2014–While other designers follow trends, Gareth Pugh walks securely to his own, sci-fi inspired beat as shown by the English designer’s fall-winter 2014 collection presented during Paris Fashion Week. Pugh’s well-known cocoon-like shapes and voluminous kimono dresses took center stage on the catwalk in a color palette of strictly white, eggshell and silver metallic. Not one afraid to experiment with shape; capes with dramatic ruffles, long tunics with funnel necklines and avant-garde strip treatments bring a wonderfully dramatic effect to the fall season. Pugh’s outing culminated with the finale look worn by Sigrid Agren–a clear, plastic looking billowing robe dress that made her look like an alien princess.
Pugh’s Sci-fi Darlings – For his eponymous label’s spring 2014 collection, British designer Gareth Pugh showcased his signature gothic style with a science-fiction twist. As always, the silhouettes are sculptural, clinging onto the body with winged shoulders or high necklines for a dramatic effect. The color palette for the new season offers black, white, grey, silver and a sampling of turquoise. In addition to the alien-esque looks, Pugh also delivered more pared down pieces such as wide-legged trousers or slinky silk gowns fit for evening wear. Head gear is almost a requirement for a Pugh runway show at this point, and for spring, the headpiece in question is made of ostrich feathers.
Black on Black – Gareth Pugh delivered his signature gothic style for his namesake label’s fall 2012 collection presented during Paris Fashion Week. Pugh ditched last season’s bondage inspired shapes for more tribal designs complete with fringe dresses, leather outerwear and fur embellishments. High necklines, some of which that even cover the face, were matched with thin headbands, clunky boots and winged shoulders in all black and grey for the new season. Whether donning zipped up capes or shaggy coats, the Pugh woman knows how to bundle up for the upcoming winter.
Big Gary P- Gareth Pugh’s designs captivate the fashion world with their futuristic and larger than life shapes. For the inaugural issue of Pony Step, the publication pays tribute to Pugh’s creations with studio portraits by Terry Tsiolis and stylist Simon Robins. With casting by Anita Bitton, an eclectic group including Danielle Zinaich , Gwen Loos, Pauline Van der Cruysse, Melodie Monrose and Ming Xi don the designs with cool confidence.
Gareth Pugh’s fall 2011 collection was unmistakeably Pugh–having black dramatic shapes with a razor sharp edge, severe styling on the models and sci-fi undertones. Interestingly enough, there was also the shocking edition of electric blue and gold paneling for a more colorful adventure than seasons past.