2/26/09

RUNWAY RUNDOWN : GARETH PUGH FALL 09

interesting contrast.
rick from yesterday,
gareth today.
gareth just started doing menswear,
and before it was even released it was generating HUGE buzz.
i blame beyonce.
she wears one of his futuristic TRON meets galactica dresses
and suddenly he's IT.
i mean, he was big before, but only in the fashion world,
and only for creating the kind of clothing that club kids swoon over,
the japanese collect,
and the saudis can afford.
so . . . men's.
if i were twenty, i'd have to have it all.
for clubbing.
or provoking people on the local street corner.
now, 
it seems a brash version of what rick owens does,
everything pumped into the "statement" category.
it's good to have these designers,
they push everyone.
witness fur, armor, leggings, leather, body con,
gareth-style:

and,
addendum,
this collection has him as a front runner to replace the head designer
at dior homme,
floundering since the loss of the last boy wunderkind,
hedi slimane.

1 comment:

Iheartfashion said...

Not sure I see him at Dior Homme, but I'd like the yeti jacket and chain mail.