WHO? Gareth Pugh
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IN A NUTSHELL: The black and grey collection was heavy on fur, leather and sharp structure, with long flowing capes, zipped-up to the face leather jackets, shaggy fur skirts and coats (we say shaggy, but this fur was poker straight), and wide neck-lines that covered the face.
BEG, BORROW OR STEAL: Daphne Guinness had her eye on the knee-high satin boots, but we'd rather by wearing the wrap-around 3/4 length leather jackets during the cold weather next season.
F-ROW: Daphne Guinness, Carson McCall, Emmanuelle Alt and Anna Dello Russo.
VERDICT: Pugh knows how to keep his audience waiting. As a mix of voices repeating the word 'god' was blasted through a disused garage on a Paris backstreet, black confetti fell from the roof and the crowd couldn't keep their eyes off the catwalk, in anticipation of another style spectacle. And what a spectacle it was. Not only did Pugh prove that he does indeed reign on as king of gothic fashion, but if there's one collection to wrap up in (literally) next season, it's this one. Boots up to thighs, dresses up to chins and the biggest fur coats to hit the catwalk. Welcome to the dark side of power dressing.
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