November 24, 2020

British Designers Explore New Presentation Formats

NEW TERRITORY: Some of London’s most established designers will be shifting their attention away from the catwalk for spring 2018 and exploring new ways of presenting their collections.
Gareth Pugh, known for his rebellious streak and for experimenting with film and new technology, will present his collection as part of a film shown at the BFI IMAX theater in Waterloo, one of the largest cinema screens in Europe. The designer describes it as his most ambitious film project to date. It has been produced in collaboration with Nick Knight and ShowStudio.
“This is about choosing to present the work in a way that hijacks the mind, where the images are expanded to enveloping proportions and connect directly with the depth of feeling behind the work,” Pugh said of his decision to showcase his new designs on IMAX’s gigantic screens.”It’s an opportunity to provide a visceral, high impact experience that communicates the feeling of the collection with no holds barred.”
The designer, who used to show in Paris, has favored film over traditional catwalk formats in the past. In a talk at ShowStudio’s film awards last year, he joked about the mishaps and white lies he had to offer to members of the French

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