Sunday, September 28, 2008

Paris S/S 09: Gareth Pugh

How time flies really. From the frantically hectic New York, to the avant-garde London, to the classic and elegant Milan, we're now at the last runway stage of Paris fashion week.

And who to better kick off the week than Gareth Pugh's debut in the capital?
London based Gareth's always known for his outrageous and bold designs since his debut in 2006.
Moving along with his love for the dark and eccentric play with black, most of the pieces were carried with illusions of the silhouette as the colour mimics the logic of shadowing. This technique, though, reminds me much of Chanel fall 08 and Alexander Mcqueen resort 09.

But this season, I actually felt that he had toned-down his vision finitely since back then.

Victorian necklines and details, glossy PVC materials and his usual warrior armor pieces are very dramatic, but as compared to his past seasons, he's much quiet and dawn-back in many ways.

His 2006 shows left me with such an impact with the plays of the balloon-ed and puffed up nylon materials, which inspired other designers like Giles Deacon and Iceberg subsequently.
Oh well...
It's still an interesting show which still matched up with my anticipation, but to exceed all the anticipation would be better no? Sounds greedy, but for Gareth Pugh, "expect the unexpected" would work the best for him.

Pictures from: tfs

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