March 1, 2012

Female Power In Gareth Pugh’s Show

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For the Fall/Winter 2012-2013 season, Gareth Pugh imagined a dramatic collection, a tribute to female power.

Under a cascading fall of black confetti, the models strutted down the runway celebrating an almost Amazonian woman, in expressive looks, with a somber edge.

The first outfit – a gigantic black Yeti-like fur coat accessorized with thigh-high boots and an Aztec headpiece gave the start to a series of tough looks.

Regarding the chromatic palette, the designer concentrated his attention, as usual, on black and tones of gray, but this season, the limit was not set only to those, but went on to injections of dusty blue.

Fur and leather worked their way into every garment, maintaining the rigid tone of the collection. A moderate rigidity, one might think, judging by Pugh’s debut collections, but the dosage here made for an attractive result.

The models donned dresses with sculpted, pointy shoulders and ample skirts with fur trims, short, flirty fringe dresses, black, glossy leather corsets and a series of fluid silhouettes.

The exaggeration of volumes, a recurring element in Pugh’s collections, was most visible in the oversized collars.

For a boost of drama, the designer added a train to one of the dresses, intensifying the impression created throughout the entire show – that of the modern woman as the sine-qua-non force of the Universe.

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