It was a dark gothic collection that I'm totally in love with

Gareth Pugh, the 28 year old English designer who attracted everybody's attention with his unique designs, is one of the most creative artists in todays fashion world. Gareth Pugh has been described as " the latest addition to a long tradition of fashion-as performance-art that stretches back through Alexander McQueen, John Galliano, Vivian Westwood and the 80s club culture of Leigh Bowery".

Gareth started out at the age of fourteen as a costume designer for the English National Youth Theatre, then continued his education to receive his degree in fashion design. He started off with his career and never stopped, only going forward with big steps.

Gareth's cuts are the most remarkable and noticable in his collections, he is also known for his extreme and unexpected shapes

For me his collections are closer to art than fashion.You will find his designs worn by many celebrities like Kylie Minouge, Lady Gaga and Beyonce.

Gareth Pugh started his womens wear in 2005 then three years later his men's wear. Fall 2009 Gareth surprised us with his unexpected women's collection, it was far different from the previous two collectons. It was more wearable, and was projected on a large screen video; which I think was great.

The collection had a Conceptual Art meets Hellraiser look

This dark designer always uses the black, grey, oxidized iron and silver palettes which I find very gothic and mysterious.

The men's collection was more of a sibling to the womens this season, dark and gothic.
The big shoulders , shredded leggings, matador pants were characterizing the show. The fabrics and textures were extraordinary. I especially loved the combination of the leather with satin and the fur.
You could feel the designers want for the viewer to see the collection as being earthy, coming from under the ground.

His detailed triangular patterns worked well with the mini jackets and the hoods. The pinheaded outifts with the fine spikes and leather and fur were outstanding. I loved the high waisted trousers and the devil dogs shoes. It was a dark gothic collection that i'm totally in love with.


Fashion Writer Mariam Awad

Images Gareth Pugh






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