garethpugh_footwear_makeuplines.jpgSorry folks, it looks like Gareth Pugh won't be heading Thierry Mugler's way. The designer has denied reports, which first surfaced in June, that he is in talks to design for the Parisian label.

"There is no truth to them at all," he said told WWD. "Rumours are rumours. It's not going to happen."

Meanwhile, Pugh is celebrating the opening of his first standalone stone in Hong Kong. Designed with his gothic avant-garde taste in mind, the boutique is window-less and has a facade covered in jet-black rubber paint. It also features an LED screen which he hopes to showcase films and stream live via Nick Knight's SHOWstudio.