Autumn Winter 2013 collection
by Gareth Pugh

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Autumn Winter 2013 collection by Gareth Pugh

British fashion designer Gareth Pugh sent models down the runway in dresses made from strips of bin liners during his Paris Fashion Week show.

Autumn Winter 2013 collection by Gareth Pugh

Pugh shredded the rubbish bags into strips then layered them up to create outfits and accessories that look like pom-poms.

Autumn Winter 2013 collection by Gareth Pugh

The material is also tightly woven into dresses, a coat and a scarf, with the edges left frayed to create volume.

Autumn Winter 2013 collection by Gareth Pugh

The bags were purchased from a pound shop in Stoke Newington, close to where Dezeen's offices are based.

Autumn Winter 2013 collection by Gareth Pugh

The collection also featured floor-length robes in heavy fabrics that are bunched and creased asymmetrically around the top, sometimes only covering one arm.

Autumn Winter 2013 collection by Gareth Pugh

Sleeves are continued upward, skimming past the shoulders to form stiff collars in rings much wider than the neck, which sit just below chin level.

Autumn Winter 2013 collection by Gareth Pugh

Some garments splay out at the waist, while others flare from the bust to form triangular silhouettes.

Autumn Winter 2013 collection by Gareth Pugh

Leather wrap coats are folded over at the top to create giant collars that reach down to the waist.

Autumn Winter 2013 collection by Gareth Pugh

Embroidered gold branches creep up from the hems of white dresses and coats.

Autumn Winter 2013 collection by Gareth Pugh

Injections of blue are the only colours seen intermittently between the largely monochrome garments.

Autumn Winter 2013 collection by Gareth Pugh

The collection was inspired by the Asgarda tribe of women, who live in the Ukraine's Carpathian mountains.

Autumn Winter 2013 collection by Gareth Pugh

Pugh's show took place at the Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild in Paris on 27 February 2013.

Autumn Winter 2013 collection by Gareth Pugh

Elsewhere during Paris Fashion Week, Sylvio Giardina showed outfits constricted by fabric sausages.

Autumn Winter 2013 collection by Gareth Pugh

Gareth Pugh's ballet costumes featured in our Designed in Hackney showcase of work by creatives in the east London borough - click here for more Designed in Hackney content.

Autumn Winter 2013 collection by Gareth Pugh

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  • beatrice

    I’m really not into fashion, but this guy’s work has matured.

  • smack

    In before “derelicte”.

  • laura skeeters

    Not sure I am ready to wear trash bags and vinyl upholstery, but the clothes are beautifully designed.

    • rachel

      Ready to wear. I see what you did there.

  • Mary Anne

    The hair and makeup is disastrous and very distracting to the brilliant design concepts. Why do these poor choices wind up on the runway?

    Make that “hideous” hair and makeup.