Paris 01/25/09. Photos by Nathalie Lagneau/Catwalking/Getty images.
>> INSIDER WIRE —Is Gareth Pugh going wearable fashion on us? Recently, the New York Times Magazine hinted he might be up for it, quoting his friend Nicola Formichetti in support: "There are people all over the world who are dying to be able to wear Gareth's pieces, and I'm sure in time, he will adapt to that and start making more wearable looks." Pugh himself told V he's "bored of inaccessible" and talks of "making [his ideas] into something tangible that people can actually understand." But he's never going to lose his showpieces entirely: "I don’t ever want to show just a dress." [NYT Magazine, V Magazine]
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Gareth Pugh will be guest editing an issue of Time Out London alongside Daphne Guinness, both will model for the cover of the issue, wearing looks from Pugh's Spring 09 collection.
Fashion Nation feels the highs and lows of a busy December schedule. Check out two perfect fashion photographs to demonstrate those emotions.
>> Some of Katie Grand's nearest and dearest — Giles Deacon, Agyness Deyn, Alexander McQueen — came out to the Royal Academy in London last night to celebrate the first-ever party for her new magazine Love. Guests sipped tea and participated in a treasure hunt, but the night's big attention-getter was Beth Ditto — she's rumored to be Love's first cover star. No confirmation yet — but a good space to watch might be the magazine's under-the-radar blog, which so far chronicles the move to a new office, visits to showrooms, and Giles holding scotch eggs over his eyes.
>> Henry Holland first burst onto the scene back in 2006 when he got Giles Deacon to wear a t-shirt that read "UHU Gareth Pugh" for his runway bow — Gareth reciprocated soon after by wearing Holland's "Get Your Freak on Giles Deacon" shirt.
In the time since, fashion iconograhy has proliferated on t-shirts. Deer Dana launched tees with cartoon renderings of Hamish Bowles, Andre Leon Talley, and Agyness Deyn, and just last week, Diane von Furstenberg graphic designer Chris Sauve launched the "Save Anna" graphic campaign — "take this graphic and make a t-shirt" — after rumors of Wintour's demise.
Holland is finally switching it up from the trademark slogan tees; He's done cartoon renderings of nude John Galliano, Donatella Versace, Karl Lagerfeld, and of course close friend Agyness Deyn — with flowers appropriately placed, Karl's a Chanel camellia. There are more designers involved — Luella Bartley included — and all approved Henry's graphics, which are going on t-shirts, to arrive in stores next year.
You've seen the trend galleries and the presence of them on the e-commerce sites, it stands to be seen that leggings are not going anywhere anytime soon. On the bright side, gone are the tunics that gave them such a bad reputation in the first place--at least on the runway. Now leggings, economical for both fashion designers and their loyal customers, have gone luxe. From Gareth Pugh to Rag & Bone (left) it seems leggings are now just another form of trouser and, given how comfortable women have become with showing off their waistline and hips--they're still a top choice among fashionistas of all walks of life. Could women, that said, be ready for the next level? Yesterday we noticed a pant-less trend on the Spring 09 catwalks, and, in today's Topshop Hoiday spread, a sequin pair of knickers made us think it an actual possibility. For now, let's just say we're happy fashion has made a truce with leggings. After all, how else would we show off all of those fabulous ankle boots?
How many LBDs do you own? And I bet they're all pretty different, right? Some are casual, some are fancy, some modern, some classic. It's safe to say a gal can never have enough LBDs. There's a reason it's mentioned on every fashion essential list. A testament to the versatility and diversity of the LBD is a recent influx of them on actresses, singers, and models. And yet, I'm not sick of it. I mean, you put Beyonce in a Gareth Pugh LBD and wicked metal glove, and it's a whole new vision. Take a look at all the incarnations of the LBD and I guarantee you won't get bored, either.
Beyonce’s Bold Fashion Choice: “She Looked Fantastic” Beyonce Knowles is known for her glamorous wardrobe choice, tending to glittering gowns, curve-hugging minis, and elegant creations from Armani for her many red carpet events. Which is why we did a double take when the singer turned up at the MTV Europe Awards in not one but two dresses from notoriously edgy British designer Gareth Pugh.0 Comments
The first photo of Gareth Pugh's Christmas tree for Topshop has been released and boy, will it make you shiver. If there ever were an emblem for the fashion industry's cold side--this would be it. Between pvc leggings and studded seven-inch heels we're starting to feel saturated with fashion's, well, mean side. And, like all meaningless acts against such things, we responded with the most fluttery of Spring 09 shows, namely, that of Sonia Rykiel. After all, what better way to improve Pugh's tree than to put the dancing, feathered Rykiel girls metaphorically in front of it. We recommend you check out both shows, which were, all joking aside, fantastic. The Spring Sonia Rykiel gallery is here, and the Gareth Pugh gallery here.