Thursday, October 3, 2013

Gareth Pugh F2014

I promised garbage bags the other day, so here goes.

Always a chance I could be projecting, but it seems to me that Gareth Pugh goes out of his way to commemorate his punk origins even as he grows into a commercially successful designer. And I don't mean just the aesthetic side of punk, but that small freezing studio where he used to put together  beautiful things out of plastic and found objects. Back in February he showed lush gowns in wool and fur, then demonstratively produced similar designs out of garbage bags. And maybe those last couple of brushy ensembles were supposed to herald the luxurious feathers of his recent SS 2014.