Darth Gareth Pugh finds your lack of faith disturbing

It’s been a little bit over a week since the launch of this site, and I want to thank everyone for their comments and support thusfar. I want to extend a special thanks to everyone who’s suggested a link – we’ve discovered so much interesting new stuff thanks to all of you! There are a lot of submissions to go through, and tonight I’m going to drop this gem: designer Gareth Pugh, submitted by Alysa.

From Wikipedia: Pugh’s collections are autobiographical rather than referential, and draw inspiration from Britain’s extreme club scene. Pugh’s trademark is his experimentation with form and volume. He often uses “nonsensically shaped, wearable sculptures” to “distort the human body almost beyond recognition.” Elements in his designs include PVC inflated into voluminous coats, black and white patchwork squares, Perspex discs linked like chain mail, and shiny latex masks and leggings; he has used materials including mink, parachute silk, foam footballs, afro-weave synthetic hair, and electrically charged plastic in his clothing. Pugh describes his designs as being “about the struggle between lightness and darkness, like Nancy Kerrigan versus Tonya Harding.”

4 Responses to “Darth Gareth Pugh finds your lack of faith disturbing”

  1. Jerem Morrow Says:

    Reminds me a bit (just a smidge) of the costume designs from Lathe of Heaven.

  2. zoetica Says:

    I need some of these items.

  3. ellen durkan Says:

    this is some killer shit i love it!!

  4. Duggers Says:

    A new generation’s Karl Lagerfeld.