Monday, June 29, 2009
Currently living and working in Paris, Gareth Pugh is an English fashion designer. Having started at the age of 14 designing costumes for the English National Youth Theatre, Pugh started his fashion education at City of Sunderland College and finished his degree in Fashion Design at Central Saint Martins in 2003. His graduation collection consisted of balloons used to accentuate the limbs and joints of models, a technique that later became his signature.
Pugh is a regular fixture at the London Fashion Week, where his every collection has attracted intense media attention, celebrity attendance and critical laud. His famous clients and supporters include Vogue editor, Anna Wintour, Beyonce, Róisín Murphy, Kylie Minogue and Lady GaGa.
Pugh is the latest collection in what is a long line of highly visionary, avant-garde designers including John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood and Viktor&Rolf. His pieces are said to be autobiographical, taking reference from Britain's extreme club scene. Known for distorting and even hiding the human body beyond recognition, Pugh's black and white motif indicates his themes of ligntness and darkness.
Although not yet confimed, it has been reported that Pugh has been signed by LVMH to design Dior Homme menswear, replacing Kris Van Assche.