It's a long way from spikes and studs but he has grown up and this aggressively designed collection owes some of it inspiration from vintage Versace and Ferre. The clothes are extremely potent with great presence but there still needs to be some part of a collection which is distinctly wearable. There are some star pieces such as the finely quilted backed leathers and the chain embellished pieces at the end of the show. The hope is that Mr. Pugh will mature and grow this collection the same way that Mr. McQueen grew his so many years ago.
DRIES VAN NOTEN
It's a no muss and no fuss fall from him. The clothes are simple familiar shapes in appealing colors with some high shine metallic and lots of leopard thrown in for good measure. It surely is a watch em and wear em collection ...............but wear them as you see fit, there is no wrong way. The mood is comfortable and familiar .
Giles Deacon has to be given award for presenting a collection with that was almost completely void of black. Unfortunately, the clothes while appealing, seemed to take their inspiration from the 60's, 70's, and 80's but not the Fall seasons. The torn edged pieces were fun but not explosive nor was all the corsetry which seemed just a wee bit of been there and done that .........thank you JPG.