Back to the 1980s: Gareth Pugh brings Claude Montana’s golden age back to life
Feb. 13, 2019
BY: HÉLOÏSE SALESSY
Today, February 12, Farfetch using the sharp eye of Byronesque has unveiled an ultra-limited-edition collection designed under the artistic direction of Gareth Pugh, bringing Claude Montana’s most iconic designs up to date. The collection sees 11 of the French couturier’s signature pieces from between 1979 and 1994 get a new look and celebrates the 1980s aesthetic and the influence of Parisian nightlife. This is a real party girl’s wardrobe, combining graphic shoulders and Claude Montana’s signature eagle, first created in 1979, embroidered with the designer’s original tools. Having graduated in 2003 from the prestigious Central Saint Martins University in London, Gareth Pugh became known for punk silhouettes enhanced with a clubwear aesthetic. In order to reimagine the mythical creations of Claude Montana, the designer has drawn inspiration from archives and used the same materials as those favored by the star designer of the 1980s. He imagined the whole collection from his studio in London. This capsule embodies the essence of Claude Montana’s return to the fashion scene, after two decades of absence, under the watchful eyes of Byronesque and Gareth Pugh, whose work was done with attention to the smallest details.