Gareth Pugh Portrait (c) Ruth Hogben
Somerset House Studios resident

Gareth Pugh

British fashion designer who has received global recognition for his approach to redefining modern luxury.

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Educated at London’s Central Saint Martins, Gareth Pugh’s clothes have been described as wearable sculptures – experimental forms, volumes and fabrics are all signature to his aesthetic. The designer made his London Fashion Week debut in 2005 and over the past decade has dressed some of the most popular artists of our time, including Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Rihanna.

Gareth Pugh, Somerset House Studios
Gareth Pugh, Somerset House Studios
Gareth Pugh, Somerset House Studios
Gareth Pugh, Somerset House Studios

"Extraordinary and provocative, Gareth Pugh’s creations break all the rules… Britain’s most exciting designer." 

Kate Spicer, The Sunday Times

A natural collaborator, Gareth has worked with some of the world’s most innovative artists and respected institutions, and in 2016, exhibited a series of looks as part of the Costume Institute’s summer exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. He has recently returned to the world of theatre and dance with an ongoing collaboration with feted choreographer Wayne McGregor, and designing costumes for a major new opera at the Palais Garnier.

Gareth Pugh, Pitti, 2011, Film by Ruth Hogben

As well as using his residency to develop new collaborations, Gareth is working with Somerset House Studios to identify and support emerging design talent.

Gareth Pugh, Somerset House Studios
Gareth Pugh, Somerset House Studios
Gareth Pugh, Somerset House Studios
Gareth Pugh, Somerset House Studios