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Gareth Pugh holding a ruff from his SS09 collection
Gareth Pugh holding a ruff from his SS09 collectionCourtesy Royal Collection Trust / (C) Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2013

Gareth Pugh to stage ten-year retrospective in London

The designer also promises that his upcoming London Fashion Week show is no one-off

Gareth Pugh already announced last month that he was returning to London to stage his first runway show in seven years, but there's more: he's also staging a retrospective to mark his label's tenth anniversary. There's even better news: the designer told WWD that his homecoming show will not be a one-off event – he intends to continue showing at London Fashion Week. 

The exhibition will take place at the Galeria Melissa Covent Garden and runs from February 11 through May. The plastic fantastic Brazilian shoewear brand has been longtime champions of the designer. Pugh has crafted several shoes for the label, and it is listed as head sponsor for his upcoming London show on February 21.

Organisers said that the Galeria would "embrace the key visual codes of Gareth Pugh’s conceptual design, in both the entrance and lower basement spaces". Pugh has been showing in Paris for almost a decade now, but flew the nest with a presentation in New York last September. If his SS15 presentation in New York (LED screens! Contemporary dance! Video projections!) is anything to go by, visitors are in for an all-out sensory assault. 

"I'm totally energized at the prospect of showing on home ground after seven years on the Paris schedule," he said of his upcoming show. "London is where everything began for me - it's where I live and work and my entire creative family is here."

Watch footage from his SS15 presentation below: