Gareth Pugh Ditches Black for White for Fall 2014 (Runway Review)


The Look: Just when you thought Gareth Pugh was going for something more commercial, he does a 180 — and by that we mean the king of gothic black showed a Fall collection done, with a few metallic exceptions, entirely in white and ivory. The keys this season, especially given that most looks were monochrome or played with different shades of white, were proportion and texture. The most beautiful looks were the designer’s structured and sculpted tops, separates made out of rectangular paillettes along with high-neck jackets. While the lineup wasn't commercial in a traditional sense, most of the looks, pending you are onboard with winter whites, were wearable. For the fashion-as-art set, however, the offering also included robes with supersized kimono sleeves, dresses and sweaters with extra large funnel necks that almost swallowed the models wearing them, robes that looked as though they were made out of plastic as well as super-tall, structured Pharrell-esque hats.

The Accessories: Boots that mimicked the look of slouchy pants.

The Beauty: Models wore hats or head coverings and their faces were powdered white.

The Takeaway: It seems the designer has found a happy medium by showing both wearable looks and museum-worthy pieces.

All images: IMAXtree

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