Gareth Pugh has officially gone medieval — but not in a Game of Thrones or theme park kind of way. For Spring 2013, the British expatriate took some of the shapes and feelings of that murky time several hundred years before the Renaissance and distilled them into a near-futuristic collection of dresses with angel sleeves, portrait necklines, and flashes of embellishment restrained by a limited color palette. The first exit was a model in a black gown wearing a black veil elevated from her head by a cylindrical headpiece. That was followed by more black (this is Gareth Pugh we're talking about, after all) and others in a silvery gray and fiery red. While the all the pieces were subtle in their decoration — one black jacket had laser-cut sleeves in an interesting pattern — the red dresses were particularly interesting. One red shirt was mostly ruffles, while a pair of red bell bottoms got a dramatic hit of movement courtesy of two fluttering panels of fabric attached to each leg.
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Gareth Pugh Spring 2013