pfw gareth pugh aw12 image 1.jpgIt was another runway show which greeted buyers and editors at the presentation of Gareth Pugh's Autumn/Winter 2012-13 collection. The British designer opted for the runway instead of his usual video installations, but they were no less dark and moody.

Set in a disused garage in Rue de Turenne, Pugh's models traipsed along as black leaves fell from the ceiling - very Autumn-like indeed. In typical Pugh architectural styles, he sent his warriors out onto the stage in over-the-knee boots, sharp shoulders, high leather cowl necks, folded tunics and giant coats. Based on a palette of mostly black and grey. Incorporating fur and fringing, the collection was set on a shape of cinched in waists, full skirt coats, as well as zip-up capes.

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For the celebs in the front row which included Daphne Guinness and Jefferson Hack, the sculptured nature of this collection didn't fail in delivering the drama. Pugh's tendency to add a strong, bold and brooding feel is one that has become a unmistakable part of his design mantra. For someone like Rooney Mara in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, almost every piece could have made it into her wardrobe. Wouldn't that have been brilliant?