You know a fashion designer is onto something good when an image from one of their shows stops you dead in your tracks. I was just flipping through The Fox Is Black and came across the latest intense and provocative collection of Gareth Pugh. I can’t believe I’d never heard of this guy before. Where on earth have you been hiding Mr. Pugh? Here’s what guest blogger Kyle had to say over at TFIB:
This week, Pugh debuted his Fall 2011 ready to wear (ha!) collection in Paris. The results are spectacular and has progressed his work from once being reptilian, inflated, jagged edged clothing to reptilian, color complimented, constricted–yet flowing– clothes. he has pushed his gothic geometry to a new, somewhat obvious, location: church. He has toyed with lines and symmetry in the past–but never crosses. Now, emblazoned on certain tops, are crosses made of gold zippers and matted leather. His neo-futurist look has finally come full circle from vampiric, Rick Owens competitor to an iconoclastic take on the fashion in the forthcoming Hollywood film, Priest. Additionally, for the first time in his career this collection welcomes color: blue. Along with ubiquitous black and gold (this season’s accent metal for him), he has added in a bright blue (cerulean) to dominate certain looks. This allowance is huge: without black and metallics ruling his wardrobe, he has opened the door to an entirely new world. Of course, blue is a logical step, as it is so close to black. Regardless, it is a large step out of his beautifully dark hell and into the heavens above.
You can read Kyle’s full posting at The Fox Is Black, and you can also check out more of Gareth’s designs at Style.com. And be sure to CLICK HERE for your best daily dose of entertainment, design, society, art, and alternative style
Source: The Fox Is Black