Ensemble With Brittannia Headpiece, from Fall / Winter 2015 Ready-to-Wear collection, 2014
Pugh incorporates unconventional materials into his structured silhouettes in this ensemble from his 2015 Fall / Winter collection. Plastic drinking straws mingle with silk chiffon, patent and stretch leather, viscose, and felted wool. The drinking straws provide an unexpected contrast in texture and movement to the materials we are used to seeing on the runway. The thin, exaggerated vertical presence of the Brittania headpiece stands in contrast to the outfit it is shown with, creating an image that is both dark and whimsical.
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Courtesy of Gareth Pugh.
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This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.