I have nothing but praise for Gareth Pugh‘s collection for Spring/Summer 2012. With ingenious longtime collaborators Matthew Stone and Ruth Hogben providing exquisitely heavy sound and vision to enhance Pugh’s collection, the dramatic habit of previous seasons took a triumphant turn towards happier semblances.
Doing the smartest thing a great designer could do, he refined his point of view. Floaty scarf points, monochrome, tailored volume, stripes, and more; all precise icons of the Gareth Pugh empire which were finely tuned and rehashed to suit a wardrobe of a metaphorical bird of prey. Pugh excelled. View Post
Yum, yum, candy-coloured yum. For their August 2011 issue, Dazed & Confused employed Kinga Rajzak as the solo model for their “Crystalline” editorial. With Ruth Hogben on the ever-colourful lens, stylist Katie Shillingford pulled some theme-ringing Walter Van Beirendonck and Frankie Morello pieces, then added an unexpected yet gorgeous dose of Just Cavalli and Louis Vuitton. Flufftastic. View Post
The days of runways are dead.
Kidding, obviously, but we’re closer than we would have expected a day or so ago. For Paris Fashion Week, the terribly talented Gareth Pugh offered up an eleven-minute film instead of sending models down a catwalk. Being the only model featured, Kristen McMenamy definitely made an iconic mark in the movie montage shot by Ruth Hogben. The film is like a dream, and almost as fabulous as the collection itself. Only a genius like Pugh would think to create mirror moments by printing nylon with aluminium. It was sublimely sci-fi.
Watch the Spring/Summer 2011 video presentation below. View Post