SHOWstudio's Lou Stoppard talks details and transitions with progressive fashion designer Gareth Pugh. This S/S 13 Re-see provides amazing insights into the inspirations behind his latest collection, including the pride and joy associated with South American cock-fighting and the aggressive beauty of flamenco dancers. Perhaps a sign of maturing expression, Pugh also explains that rather than communicating everything in his head in this one collection, he chose to strip the concepts to their core, tell a story and show more layers. With an added hint of romanticism, the collection is explained in terms of intentional rises and troughs. Pugh divulges that he wanted start with a mourning (tears included) mantilla-clad ‘chalice group’ then move to a more romantic happy element and end with the joyful feverish flourish of a rich red bolero/cape.
Stoppard engages Pugh in the details of the accessories, the fabrication, the contrasts in textures and finishes and how they further the communication of his inspiration. Don’t miss out on an opportunity to also hear about Pugh’s view on showing in Paris and the importance of distance and reflection to his work.