Gareth Pugh’s life isn’t all glamour – he lives on £7,500

He’s only 25 and is fast becoming one of the new waves of les enfant terrible like his predecessors, John Galliano, John Gaultier and Vivienne Westwood. Gareth Pugh claims he hasn’t sold a single dress and is discovering the hardship suffered by designers as they first start out.

“My life is one long financial struggle. Topshop’s New Generation gives me £7,500 and I live on that,” he tells Style Magazine. “I’ve never had a heated studio. I’ve got two plug points, which have to serve sewing machines, irons, spotlights and music. If I overload them with heaters, everything blows.”

Living situation aside, it is great to see how far Gareth has come from his Fashion House (a fashion designer reality TV show competition that ran on the UK’s Channel 4 a few years ago) days. I loved his crazy and imaginative designs then, and I still love them now.

Apparently he plans to “Do for catsuits what Calvin Klein did for pants.”

Well if Anna Wintour is one of his biggest fans, you never know what this up and coming Britian designer will come up with next. We could be wearing catsuits in a few years.