Gareth Pugh’s unorthodox, rebellious sometimes offensive display of cutting edge designs had him labelled as St. Martin’s brightest star and the next Enfant Terrible of the fashion industry.
Just when it seemed British eccentricity were gone, along comes a frail student from Central Saint Martins, who stages a fashion carnival for his first solo show. His name is Gareth Pugh, sent out a parade of perverse-looking harlequins and painted faces in vinyl bodysuits.
Pugh is the new sensation among the febrile design-student London clique, the fashion-as-art, the likes of Alexander McQueen, John Galliano and Vivienne Westwood.
Pugh uses unusual materials like rubbers,synthetic fur and hair which looks odd and funny yet undoubtly very talented and one of the most watch designers lately.