by Penny Martin .

GARETH PUGH: Rockin' the Forest

I've stumbled into the second day of a shoot focusing on Gareth Pugh's A/W '08-09 collection for Dazed and Confused magazine. Here you see new face Abbey Lee, straining under the weight of Gareth's tabard constructed entirely out of safety pins, which the designer guestimates weighs about the same as him. Not that much, then!

This shoot at one time was mooted to take place at night, in a forest. But then some little things -like power, health and safety, mosquitoes- got in the way.

Instead, we're safely holed up at a West London studio in extreme Summer heat, where Nick Knight, stylist KT Shillingford, make-up artist Alex Box, hair stylist Martin Curren et. al. are all endeavouring to capture the taut lines and visceral power of Gareth's clothes.