Gareth Pugh & Katie Shillingford on a New Perspective for A/W14

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Gareth Pugh A/W14 Photography by Dimitri Hyacinthe

Gareth Pugh’s A/W14 show was a hypnotic display of tiered shapes and bubbling pelts that pulled on collections past, tracing back through Pugh’s history of harlequins, distorted limbs and conceptual fabrics. From metallic, mirrored sculptures that echoed S/S11 to the wind-up doll he presented in 2005 for Fashion East, the show celebrated the sense of exploration and ultimately fun that runs through every Gareth Pugh collection, be it in the structural plastic sheeting, fluffy shearling coats or twisted trousers that morphed smoothly in boots and accessorised with conical hats, all rendered in a stark clinical white. The show was styled by AnOther’s Fashion Director Katie Shillingford, who has worked with Pugh since they met one another at Central Saint Martins. Here, AnOther speaks to both Pugh and Shillingford about the show.

Katie Shillingford on… styling direction
“Gareth’s A/W14 collection marked a bit of a turning point but also a reflection on the past. Bringing in elements like the ‘key’ looks revisited ideas from his first collection shown in London at Fashion East. All of the fabrics were base fabrics and the fur was shearling – so the collection pushed his design and ideas in their purest form, almost like a work-in-progress. It was a very instinctive process for all of us.”

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