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Who’s switching to Paris?

July 10, 2008

Gareth Pugh
Funding from: winning the ANDAM Fashion Award, worth 150,000 Euros.

As if London fashion week has not been neglected enough, Gareth Pugh has decided to show at Paris for his upcoming Spring/Summer 09′ collection.
“Showing at London Fashion Week has been amazing and my thanks go out to everyone who has supported me. Now, to be able to enjoy the international platform of Paris will propel my business even further.”
Now there are more reasons for the fashion group to skip the capital and head straight to Milan after New York. Hang in there, Christopher Kane.

Qiu Hao
Funding from: winning the Australian Merino Woolmark Prize, worth 100,000 euros.

He had a show at the Singapore Fashion Festival a few months earlier and man, I was awed by his genius concept (watch it here). Hopefully the relocation will give him more chances to shine, I would love to see a Chinese designer making it big in the City of Light.

source: the cut/nymag,

5 Comments leave one →
  1. wottoncool permalink
    July 10, 2008 3:49 pm

    qiu hao at paris would be awesome! i’d love to see him do really well. i really liked what i saw at his sff show

  2. July 10, 2008 4:19 pm

    yeah,i think it was one of the highlights at sff this year.
    hey,thanks for dropping by.
    ive linked you!

  3. July 10, 2008 6:37 pm

    Yeah i guess Christopher Kane will go that way too…

  4. sophie permalink
    July 10, 2008 8:42 pm

    this is really disappointing, the main reason that LFW is not taken seriously is because all the best british designers such as vivienne westwood, burberry, luella, matthew williamson etc choose to have their shows abroad. oh well, i’ve never been a huge fan of gareth pugh’s work anyway.

  5. July 14, 2008 6:25 am

    How does Gareth Pugh make money? I don’t see any of his designs flying off the shelves any time soon. And unlike Balenciaga, which has a very successful accessories line, i.e. the bread and butter of the company, he has no avenue to generate revenue.

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