These stunning SS 21 visuals — peopled by androgynous, brooding avatars, are ominous yet tender, brutish but beautiful, dreamy and demonic. Gareth uses social strife, queerness, nostalgia, fairy tale, irony, surrealism and sentimentality as levers to update the past and delineate the present. Forging a slick, urban, SHOWstudio-style cosmopolitanism à la Nick Knight (the MASTER!), these optics express a mysterious, diabolical, dazzling sartorial kapow.
As usual, Gareth toes a fabulously dangerous line between the avant-garde and the twisted, the barbaric and the incredibly beautiful. His art/fashion is steeped in a coltish eroticism, something at once personal, provocative, hardcore and post-modern. This multidisciplinary spectacle, popping with 13 fashion shorts lensed by Mr. Knight, amounts to a ‘visual concept album’ that is titillating, turbulent and touching. It also brings attention to Refuge – the really wonderful UK-based charity supporting women and children subjected to domestic violence/abuse. Check out the pics and watch the film below. Waaaaaaaaa! 哇!
We love ❤ Gareth Pugh!
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Photography Gareth Pugh + Nick Knight + SHOWstudio
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