Gareth Pugh :: Megalith // Chaos // Ascension

Gareth Pugh’s Spring 2015 collection debuted this week, not on the Paris runway, but in a showroom in NYC, yesterday on the Autumn Equinox. Heavily influenced by Pagan deities and motifs, Pugh’s designs are still not necessarily wearable, but incredibly artistic. Images and film via

Gareth Pugh for MAC

For his first foray into the world of cosmetics, designer Garth Pugh teams up with the geniuses at MAC for a limited edition collaboration. As you would expect, the colors are dark and the liners are smudgy. Unexpected fun: geometric eyelashes! In other MAC-related news, MAC is doing a limited reissue of their Dark Knight […]

Gareth Pugh Pitti 2011

Gareth Pugh’s 2011 collection made its Italian debut at Pitti Immagine #79, working with Ruth Hogben once again. [ad name=”post ad image”]

Gareth Pugh S/S 2011

Gareth Pugh S/S 2011 Collection – Director: Ruth Hogben from SHOWstudio on Vimeo.

Gareth Pugh Spring 2010

It makes me happy to know that there are certain designers who just never, ever let me down. Gareth Pugh knocks it out of the park again for Spring 2010. Double points for making something interesting out of the ripped-jeans trend!

Gareth Pugh Pre-Fall 09/10

  I just found this clip from Gareth Pugh’s Paris Fall / Winter 09/10 show from yesterday, and actually had to take a few deep breaths before posting about it.  My exact words in an iChat conversation with Zoetica were “I have to calm down before I post about this, or I’ll just mash the […]

Gareth Pugh

In February of 2008, 24 year old British designer Gareth Pugh sent his models down the runway looking like something out of a macabre daydream.  It had been described as “The Wizard of Oz bumped into Predator”, and his Spring 2009 Ready to Wear that recently graced the runways is yet another dichotomous mix.  He’s went over […]


Gareth Pugh :: FW2012 More after the jump—>

The Haute List: 50 Shades of (Actual) Gray

Walda Motorcycle Boot, $160  ‡   Mandalaye Ballet Flat, $41.37  ‡ L635 Boot, $168.41 Leather-trim Dress, $145  ‡  Gareth Pugh Sweatshirt, $189  ‡  Button-Front Maxi Slip, $128 Solid Knee Socks, $5.98  ‡  Tunic Top, $69  ‡  Charcoal Coated Jeans, $149.40

Chaos to Couture

The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents PUNK: Chaos to Couture, on view from May 9 through August 14, 2013. The exhibit will “examine punk’s impact on high fashion from the movement’s birth in the 1970s through its continuing influence today.”, and features a swath of designers inculding Yohji Yamamoto,  Gareth Pugh, Martin Margiela and Vivienne Westwood. […]


In the past few months, I’ve taken noticeable steps back from Haute Macabre. I still answer emails, talk to advertisers and coordinate the posting schedule, but I can’t remember the last time I was still excited about this site. It’s something Nixon and I have been talking about quite a bit lately, and we’re finally […]

A Game of Thrones

DSquared Like what seems like everyone else on the planet, I’ve gotten sucked into the Game of Thrones craze. Is it just me, or is it working its way into this winter’s fashion choices? Valentino     Gareth Pugh [ad#post ad images]

Big Gary P.

Gareth Pugh’s designs form the centerpiece for this shoot by Terry Tsiolis for Pony Step #1. Nice debut, Pony Step! What we have here is a mink stole that would actually be enhanced by a proper PETA bloodbath. Their wee little faces are so creepy… [ad name=”post ad image”]

Gemma Slack A/W 2010

Meet Gemma Slack. A former apprentice of Gareth Pugh, Ms. Slack looks like one to watch. (not quite work safe after the jump)

Do a Little Dance

Last November, Gareth Pugh created a one off dress in the SHOWstudio LiveStudio, and Raquel Zimmermann modeled and shimmed around in it for this video presentation. I do little dances like this when I’m at home by myself, but am never as well dressed as that.

Medieval McQueen : The Final Collection

Despite the collection being only 80% completed at the time of his death, Alexander McQueen’s final (and this time I’m sure) 16 pieces showcased a romantic and medieval inspired theme. “He wanted to get back to the handcraft he loved, and the things that are being lost in the making of fashion.  He was looking […]

I Heart a Rumor

OK, guys. This is just a rumor. But it’s a good one, so I’m passing it on. According to the Telegraph UK, (source ) Haute Macabre’s much-beloved Gareth Pugh is the front runner to take over as Creative Director of the Alexander McQueen fashion house. Let me say that again. GAWTH FTW! Pugh, who was […]

Haute Macabre Approved: Katie Shillingford

Katie Shillingford is the fashion editor of Dazed and Confused and stylist to many of Gareth Pugh’s runway shows. She also has just about the best hair ever.  So, for bringing us pretty pictures, gorgeous runway shows, and a personal closet the HM staff would kill for, I give an official HM Thumbs-up to Katie […]

The Legend of Leigh Bowery

The Legend of Leigh Bowery is a documentary of the life of the fashion designer, performance artist, and probable drag queen- alien hybrid whose outrageous fashions inspired the likes of Boy George and Alexander McQueen and continue to influence everyone from Gareth Pugh to Beth Ditto.  Remarkably unknown in many circles in spite of his […]

Building Character

I really wasn’t kidding when I said I loved oversized hoods, so when I was oogling at Seven New York’s site and came across Gareth Pugh’s Black Waxed Hooded Long Coat, well … let’s just say that I have discipline.  I’ve been making due with an American Apparel Hooded Scarf quite nicely, usually paired with […]

Space Boy Supreme

We are more than just a little bit late on this, but somehow, it had fallen off our of collectively blipping radar.  Space Boy Supreme, Gareth Pugh, once again transplants us directly into a futuristic gawthic sci-fi world, and makes black cats eye makeup look good again. So kiddies, if we’re gonna play dress up […]

Fash Off

Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you nine minutes and five seconds of our favorite boy, Gareth Pugh.  I’ll let you fill in the adjectives.

In Motion

No matter how many times we feature Gareth Pugh, it still always amazes me when I come across something I haven’t seen before.  Featured above is the Insensate_V3 by SHOWstudio, featuring his Fall / Winter ’08 collection. Pugh surprised his Fall / Winter ’09 runway audience with having an empty runway, only an eight minute […]

Gentlemen, For the Win

Not too long ago, the runway images for this year’s collections starting pouring into my inbox, and quite frankly, I hated everything.  Every men’s line that I saw reminded me of all the things one should never wear.  It was as if the designers were trying to just reach so far out there, and not […]


From Dazed & Confused October 2008 Designer: Gareth Pugh  Photographer : Nick Night