English-born fashion designer Gareth Pugh has received global recognition for his approach to redefining modern luxury. Educated at London’s Central Saint Martin’s, Gareth’s clothes have been described as wearable sculptures – experimental forms, volumes and fabrics are all signature to Gareth’s ever evolving style. A textual mash up where PVC, Perspex and parachute silk meet luxury mink, leather and cashmere.
Gareth made his London Fashion Week debut in February 2005, as part of the Fashion East line-up. His first solo show at London Fashion Week came in 2006, with Topshop NEWGEN sponsorship. In 2007 he was invited to present his work as part of the Victoria & Albert Museum’s Fashion In Motion showcase. It was around this time that Gareth’s collection began to garner the highest critical phase. “An incredible, unmissable show… his genius is undeniable,” said British Vogue of his SS 2007 collection. Later that year, Gareth’s work was selected to feature in Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy at the Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. In July 2008, the designer won the ANDAM Fashion Award, presenting his first show in Paris the following September. He went on to present his first menswear collection in Paris in January 2009.
The designer’s clothes are stocked internationally and in August 2010, he opened his first flagship store in Hong Kong. In January 2011, Gareth was the guest designer at Italian trade show Pitti, where he presented a special collection via large-scale video installation, created with director Ruth Hogben. He is a regular collaborator with SHOWstudio.com, photographer Nick Knight’s fashion website, the established home for fashion film.
Gareth has worked with some of the world’s most celebrated artists including Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Kylie Minogue and continues to collaborate with leading editorial and creative forces in the fashion and entertainment industries.
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