Quickie vid post… So it seems people like Gareth Pugh a WHOLE LOT more after moving to Paris judging from the TFS thread going on which is amusing.  Gareth said that it was basically going to be the same show that he would have done in London but it just happens to be in Paris.  The truth of the matter is, that the Palais de Tokyo setting, the manufacture of garments in Italy and a different attitude within Pugh consequently means that it wasn’t the same London show.  As opposed to a front row of clubkids, you had Carine Roitfeld and Emmanuelle Alt.  The music slowed down (provided by Matthew Stone as always) to something sharper and less frenetic.  The construction of everything was more refined and superSLICK (the word that I kept on thinking…).  There was a purpose about everything that meant whilst the shapes and techniques have been seen before in Pugh’s previous collections, the strings have been tightened to a positive effect.  The setting of Paris did change something…. being on that schedule demands that Pugh do an upgrade manouvre and I think he achieved that yesterday…

Comments (16)

  1. enc says:

    Pugh is the best Fantasticalist out there right now, I think.

  2. clover says:

    haha, im not one of those ‘whole lot more’
    though people say it’s the same stuff but really, it’s not. before it was just too costume but at least in his paris show it’s more ‘wearable’. i dont consider him doing b&w with the whole robot theme as recycling his old shows, it’s simply his style.
    having said this, i was one of the anti-pugh before haha

  3. pixie_chi says:

    Love It! Very architectural.

  4. wow the collection is brill and love the music too!!!

  5. Tes says:

    I really like your blog! I just found it and I`m so in love. 🙂 I just wanted to say this. 🙂

  6. Anonymous says:

    Does anyone know the name of the tune?

  7. I’m afraid I had high hopes after your dazed interview and they haven’t been sated. Never mind always next time.

  8. I’m afraid I had high hopes after your dazed interview and they haven’t been sated. Never mind always next time.

  9. I’m afraid I had high hopes after your dazed interview and they haven’t been sated. Never mind always next time.

  10. I’m afraid I had high hopes after your dazed interview and they haven’t been sated. Never mind always next time.

  11. I’m afraid I had high hopes after your dazed interview and they haven’t been sated. Never mind always next time.

  12. juliet says:

    Nice move from Gareth to make it paris instead of London. Though the memories of past still haunt me.
    juliet xxx

  13. Mike says:

    i agree with everything youve said here
    amazing post
    the collection was great and i think it felt so much more at home in paris then in london

  14. sara says:

    after getting over my initial shock and awe at the platforms worn by the models (they are too beautiful), i was definitely attracted to the white-and-black looks that came down that runway.
    the pieces were so modern that they were almost costume-y, though, there was such a haunting beauty about it all.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Amazing! I agree that the look has been tightened, and although there possibly could have been more variation, there’s always a chance for that next collection. Love love love it.

  16. I think I have just wet myself…thanks for the vid Susie. This collection is, as always, brilliant. I am in complete awe of Pugh, and I’m so glad he’s stuck to his super-strong aesthetic and not watered things down for a broader, more commercial audience.

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