>> It's goodbye London, hellooooo Paris for Gareth Pugh. Although he's only been showing since 2005, it was only a matter of time before Gareth took his business from the eccentric incubator that is London Fashion Week to the internationally prestigious Paris Fashion Week.
Thanks to an endowment of 150,000 euros, or approximately $233,549 — the largest international fashion prize of its kind — from the ANDAM Fashion Award, Gareth will be making his move to the next level in Paris this September with his Spring 2009 collection.
Exciting times for Gareth, who is currently on a British Vogue shoot with Tim Walker, Tim Burton, and Helena Bonham Carter, and said of the win: "It think showing in Paris is going to give the me necessary kick in the back side, and it's also a change of scenery from London. I want longevity, of course, and I also want to be taken more seriously."