Sunderland native Gareth Pugh has been on the rise in the world of high fashion since he first broke onto the scene in 2005, creating his first collection entirely independently, without a studio or assistants. Always managing to keep things inventive, he has become one of Britains most innovative fashion designers. recently caught up with Pugh at his East London studio to see how far he’s come since the early days, talk about his latest venture with¬†choreographer Wayne McGregor for the Royal Opera House, and advice from his mentor, Rick Owens.