4 Mar 2009

Gareth Pugh, we love yugh

After wowing fashion week crowds in A/W 2008, with his unique 'tribal-cyber-goth' look, this season hot Brit talent, Gareth Pugh merged 'futuristic' with 'period costume' to create yet another distinctive and astoundingly creative collection. At fourteen Gareth found an outlet for his creative talents working a costume designer for the English National Youth Theatre, and so it's not surprising that his latest collection reflects elements of historical design, with giant over sized ruffs, billowing layers of silk, ruffles, strings of pearls attached to gloves, and armour inspired shapes, mixed to perfection with futuristic fashion; spaceship white platforms, vent like rips, and elbow length claw like gloves.



Most interesting of all is Pugh's use of colour, or rather lack of it. With each of his model's sporting head to toe monochrome, (white on the front and black on the back of each outfit), Pugh took the focus away from colour and print, and allowed the incredible structure and construction of his clothes to take the lime light. And rightly so, these final pieces of his collection are simply amazing.





Though his creations are stunning, Pugh's pieces are not known for everyday wear ability, but a spread in the March issue of UK Vogue should help to change this, showing the versatility of Pugh's eye catching platforms, striped leggings and gloves, and their ability to add more than just a touch of spice to any wardrobe. If my budget would allow it, Pugh's striped mini gloves and fingerless elbow length gloves would take pride of place on my arms this spring, and, truth be told, I wouldn't mind giving those ruffled leggings a go either ...

47 comments:

La Couturier said...

Not exactly my taste, but I must admit that they are beautiful, architecturally!

xoxo,
La C.

Hannah is Narnia's Closet said...

ooh interesting. the collar on the first one is so baroque but he goes into future super fast (light-speed fast?)

Amelia said...

I'm liking the angular stuff, particularly the last picture.

Cathy Voyage said...

He is a genius!

Montse said...

"Pugh's pieces are not known for everyday wear ability"

TOO TRUE!!

Lilo said...

omg those platforms!!! I saw them in UK elle's issue of march with gwineth paltrow! They are Gorg <3
xoxo
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Isa said...

i like it!
kisses:)

zoë said...

i kind of like how extreme it all is .
i think gareth pugh creates clothing for the artistic aspect, whereas the wearability is close to none ahah .
but still, he gets praise season after season, so he's definitely doing something right .


xx

Yamila said...

Yes, very interesting!!!

Thanks for your comment in my blog.
Your blog is excelent!
Kisses.

janettaylor said...

Not exactly my taste, too, but I think this is very interesting and uique!

xoxo: Janet

♥ fashion chalet said...

Combing their hair calms me down!! haha (my litle ponies)

Couture Carrie said...

Amen!

I neeeeed those leggings!

xoxox,
CC

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

what an amazing collection!

closeup said...

love black and white!

dapper kid said...

Such a stunning collection, the shapes and construction was just perfect!

FASHintuitION said...

Great blog!!!
Thanks for the comment:)
BJS *keep it stylish*

Meg said...

My favourite is the last photo with the crazy angles.

I Like Stuff said...

His designs are quite the darling of the fashion "it" crowd, but I want to see someone with the guts to pull it off in real life!

BTW, I wouldn't eat that hair concoction if I were you. It smells like hell and it's got raw egg in it ;)

Niviarsiaq said...

I love all of this! Pugh is amazing! I wouldn't mind wearing one of the crazy architectural peices at the end. And those shoes! I am dying!
The first look is stunning as well.
Great post!

Yeah, it would be ultimate if the shirt was white and I might make another one with an old white ti-shirt I have but the green is a little different so that make me happy.

koekoeh said...

STUNNING!

shopinchic said...

I love the monochromatic shades the most!

Fascinating post:)

Flashes of Style said...

Wow these pieces are crazy! I love the all white though

Jen said...

So so so clever. Would love to see what you'd do with those leggings !

Elisenda In The Clouds said...

WOW WOW WOW!!! I want madly one of those Elisabethian collars!! Do you the price/where I can check it out????

Marian said...

darling great post. Pugh is very talented. I love the victorian referencing in the structure of the pieces. i also adore the future/cyborg feel to it. the pieces are amazing.
muah x
marian

emma said...

so wildd

The Stiletto Effect said...

I love Gareth's collections (since I first saw him as a contestant at that tv show "Fashion House" that I like his clothes)

Hippiegirl said...

thanks for your lovely comment :)
nice blog!

Moodie said...

OH yes we love yugh so much !
Thx so much for your lovely comment on my blog, and for visiting ! Ah ah ah maybe the stained sweater is back, who knows? Love your blog ! x

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Demi said...

thanks for your comment, honey :)

and cooool collection!!

xx

C a t r i n a said...

yeah, this collection is inspireing, loved that post:)
xx

Fashion Pulse said...

Very interesting!

Especialy these leggins.

FM/FP

Winnie said...

Pugh is awesome, he always pulls it out of the bag!

Christina said...

Those are intense.

this wheel's on fire said...

not exactly wearable, but definately interesting!!

yiqin; said...

I love it too!!! His latest collection is a blast too.

HoneyBunny said...

wow looks stunning!

Dooder City said...

You are right, we do love him.

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Swell Vintage - Frankie said...

It's all a bit ruff! (oh dear...)

Amazing structures - he's more of an architect than a designer!

x

Juaи + said...

I loved that collection !!
and the Fall 09 was pretty good too !!!!

PS: Can't wait for the rumors of him been hired as Dior Homme lead designer to clear off and be all true!

roxanne said...

first of all, the name of this blog is so great. secondly, i never tire of seeing these runway images. i still can't decide how i feel about the whole beyonce/gareth pugh collaboration, but the pieces themselves are stunning.

chocandcinnamon said...

unbelievable, not wearable maybe, but great pieces of art :)
xx

penelope said...

They look so uncomfortable for my liking; but those shoes are pretty:D Love your blog name; but for me; it would be shoes before clothes!:D

helena said...

i guess, thats not exactly tha stuff i like, but in any case it looks gorgeous!:)

Alecca Rox said...

one of the last conceptuals i'd say. love the lack of colour, so pure and so guilty at the same time;)