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The full Gareth Pugh for MAC collection

26 Oct

I’ll hold my hands up, I don’t normally buy into the MAC collaborations. Sure, some of them have looked fairly interesting but hey, it’s make up and I’m a fashion girl. I only half listened when they announced their collaboration with Gareth Pugh a few months ago but now that I’ve seen it, boy oh boy am I sitting up and paying attention! It’s a great collection with all of the darkness and edge you would expect from Pugh along with some more unexpected nude shades. The collection is pretty comprehensive too, comprising of cream shadows, beautiful lipglass’, lipsticks, powder, liners, angular false lashes and a make up bag. Inspired by butterfly wings and beetles, more than evident by the shades of the I-want-them-now iridescent nail lacquers. The collection is available from December, hello Christmas wish list!

Katie Shillingford’s Gareth Pugh wedding dress

4 Aug

If you ever wondered what Gareth Pugh couture may look like, today is your lucky day. Katie Shillingford, fashion editor at Dazed, got married recently in a custom blue-grey slashed chiffon gown with a huge train and a veil by Stephen Jones. I know it won’t be to everyone’s taste. It’s not really traditional but I’m a fan. Your wedding day should be about you, not fitting into ideals and I’m glad Katie stayed true to herself. Pictures capture a snapshot in time, not only will her pictures capture a beautiful day, they absolutely capture the mode du jour. Soft yet gothic yet romantic; words can’t adequately describe the beauty of this gown, so enjoy the images. 

Vice magazine interview – Gareth Pugh

29 Mar

One of the undeniable bright stars in British fashion, Gareth Pugh granted Vice magazine a rare interview for their latest once-a-year fashion issue. A critical success, acclaimed by the likes of Vogue and Dazed & Confused as well as La Wintour herself, he is definitely one of the most intriguing characters 

On being more than fashion:I don’t think about it. If I did I’d spend too much time not doing work. PJ Harvey recently said the same thing on TV—it wasn’t until two years after she wrote her songs that she understood them. What I do is more than just the clothes. It’s getting out whatever is inside that’s screaming the loudest. I wouldn’t call it therapeutic. It’s not that conscious”

On how tough it is for new labels:
There was a point a couple of years ago, right before a show, when I barely had enough money to get my team over to Paris. But I think it’s like Alcoholics Anonymous: Take every day as it comes.We didn’t sell anything from the poodle or gimp shows—nothing until the fourth or fifth show. My first show was such a last-minute thing. I was only really thinking about the show and not selling stuff afterward“.

On opening a store in Hong Kong: “Walking around the corner and seeing my shop next to Gucci was freaky. Rick Owen’s wife, Michelle Lamy, thinks moneyed Chinese women like to look very chic, like avant-garde punks. I just make more sense over there”.

On the lack of colour: “ shapes are more palatable in black. Also, I’m into silhouettes, which are black. Though we’re actually doing colour this season: black, blue, and gold. Like an Yves Klein blue. The show is all aggressive femininity and submissive vicars and very Caravaggio”.

On triangles: “They are the strongest shapes we have. In architecture and engineering, for example, triangles are used to achieve internal strength. Also, triangles are ancient symbols of power and strength”.

 For more from the interview, check out Vice magazine.