SOME/FASHION : GARETH PUGH SPRING/SUMMER 2015 NYC
In the Realm of Fashion, Gareth Pugh is no longer a newbie. Thus this season, he showed once more through a luxurious show that he is a little Prince over the planet of style.
This coming of age collection - mixed with Tudors' styles and the most exquisite forms - appears as a vow of dedication to the history of his Kingdom. British from head to toes / flesh to bones, Gareth Pugh imagined a whole range of exuberant characters - harlequin patterns, gigantic hats, rains of hair covering the heads, horns, sequins exquisitely embroidered over black fabrics or linen looks close to home made jute canvas styles.
Mostly in black & white, between godesses and goths, the absent models catwalk an anachronical way.
The surrogate child of Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen shone over New York for his first performance by offering a splendid demonstration of how the new techs can meet the dim luxurious hours of the past.
Over eight screens settled in circle, the audience could enjoy a multiple senses experience - dancers, play of smoke and lights, thrilling music. The full mise en scene will certainly be engraved in the yearbooks of Fashion Shows.
Behind this incredible mise-en-scene, the legendary set designer Simon Costin, who is a longtime collaborator for Gareth and used to work with Alexander McQueen over the years.
When a young phoenix can renew by the age of 33, this signs the beginning of a resurrection one shall not want to dismiss.
Photography courtesy Gareth Pugh