00040m00290m00170mGARETH PUGH – PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW

Gareth Pugh maintained his traditional, gothic aesthetic, but eschewed last season’s themes of bondage, in favor of an almost tribal, post-apocalyptic woman for his Fall 2012 collection.  The collection was dominated by bold, dramatic looks including long sleeved, high neckline, yeti coats and dresses, fully fringed rompers, and Aztec headdresses, all done in black and gray.  The collection had a decidedly philosophical bent, with sound designer Matthew Stone discussing “the archetypal human need for religion,” while makeup artist Alex Box focused on the penitence of nuns.  In both cases, the collection seems to be an exploration of isolated womanhood seeking solace through rituals, a notion that underscores the collections bleakness, practicality, and lack of ornamentation.

Fashion Week Coverage Directed by Indira Cesarine

Text by Emily Kirkpatrick

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