Daphne Guinness - Daphne Guinness Uses Clothes As Armour30 November 2011
Gareth Pugh has revealed Daphne Guinness regards her clothes as ''armour'' because she is a ''very shy'' person.
Daphne Guinness Uses Clothes As Armour
Daphne Guinness regards her clothes as "armour".
Gareth Pugh creates a lot of garments for the designer, and says she is a very shy person who uses her wardrobe to deflect attention away from herself.
He said: "I make a lot of clothes for Daphne - she's actually quite shy and uses her clothes as armour. She told me her ideal piece of clothing is a coat to make her invisible. My spring/summer 2011 show epitomised that, using silver material like camouflage."
Despite his success, Gareth admits he has had to undertake a "very steep learning curve" to get to where he is in his career, including a challenging internship.
He recalled: "I briefly interned with Rick Owens straight out of Central St. Martins.
"I sewed in labels and made Lucinda Chambers [Vogue fashion director] cups of tea.
"But it was a real eye-opener - a very steep learning curve."
Gareth has teamed up with MAC for a new make-up collection and says the items he has created perfectly complement his fashion range.
He explained to Stylist magazine: "Mac gave me creative control. Even the inside of the products are like the printed lining of my accessories range."