Sunday, May 10, 2009
Gareth Pugh’s March show in Paris Brings GOTH back!
NEWSFLASH>>>>This man is on fire: Gareth Pugh - Britain's newest star designer
He's dressed Kylie and Marilyn Manson. He's been compared to Leigh Bowery, Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood. He's famous for having made a poodle suit with condoms for ears – and, until 18 months ago, hadn't sold a stitch of clothing. No one is sure what Gareth Pugh is. But all agree that this designer is hot. Susannah Frankel reports
Goth has been around for decades, having spun out of the punk movement in the Seventies and reaching a high in the Nineties with Marilyn Manson and movies such as “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” and “Interview with the Vampire.” But that macabre vibe is gaining traction once again, and not just in fashion circles. Nobody needs to point out the phenomenal success of Stephenie Meyer’s vampire-themed “Twilight” series —
Which is why pieces like this...........
show up on places like Etsy you can only be drawn into the mystic of these most bizarre accessories. When Pugh's first started, he created a little black dress with cellophane-fringed shoulders that appeared like wings and adding to that oversized illuminated coat that glowed with sparkles of light ( wired inside). Most famously, Pugh designed a catsuit created to mimic the silhouette of a giant poodle, straight out of the dog-grooming parlour. Its ears were made out of condoms.
Ok... condoms are a bit farfetched but then again the victorian made jewelry and accessories out of TEETH so who am I to talk!?
Strange and bizarre to some is simply normal to many
"I think Gareth is interesting because people don't quite understand what he's doing," confirms Jefferson Hack, publisher of Dazed & Confused –