Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Gareth Pugh Fall/Winter 2010 RTW

Any Gareth Pugh enthusiast knows that in recent collections, the designer has been moving away, rather subtly, from an overtly gothic peculiarity, to producing much more wearable clothes. His fall collection this afternoon in Paris cinched the deal.

The angel-faced British bad boy continued to plumb the depths of the dark side with pieces of finely pleated leather leggings and bulky coats that looked sturdy enough — and imbued with sufficient attitude — to weather even the bitterest nuclear holocaust. Perhaps after said blast, we'll all emerge wearing what appears to be here, angular pieces of molten tar and rubber.

With their foreheads smeared with charcoal dust, models skulked the catwalk in wide-cut pants and leather bomber jackets with dangling flaps or tiny turtleneck dresses hung with a web of fine metal chains. Second-skin padded leather leggings were paired with A-line shearling coats embellished with vertical stripes. Needless to say, almost all looks were pitch black from head to toe.

In a backstage interview after the show, Pugh told The Associated Press he had a man-eater in mind when creating the collection- "It was this idea of a siren, a dangerous woman who is very seductive and attractive and kind of lures in men and dumps them, like trash,"

I LOOOOOOOOOVE the jackets, so gorgeous! And the thigh boots were just... sigh... Words fail me.
Even the menswear stuff, which can often look so flamboyant and unwearable on the runway, looks wearable here. My mind has gone off imagining what to layer with what in my closet. (I wish!)


  1. Great Post, I adore Pugh's work.
    I was looking for this collection!!

    ♥ MADISON thing