May 23, 2019 | By Alice Gividen
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Paris: For S/S 12, Pugh paraded a bevy of models protected by plasticine latticework jackets, shift dresses, sleeves, wedge boots, and even muzzle collars, all pulled straight from the pages of a sci-fi novel. This disquieting effect struck a balance between armored and bound, a contrast that proved the show’s central riddle. Had Pugh outfitted these models for battle or restrained them against their will? The designer never answered this question, and further complicated things by showing a stream of body-con shift dresses featuring squared shoulders, as well as leather trousers, all in a futuristic palette of black and white. For the final look, Pugh showed an iridescent shift dress with matching leggings, toped off by an opaque and impenetrable teardrop shaped helmet that perfectly captured the show’s central debate between protection and restriction. –Andrew Luecke
Silhouette: Armored meets body-con
Color: Black / White / Eggplant
Key Items: Cage Jackets and dresses / Hooded capes / Two Tone Leggings/Billowy Striped Dress / Cut out Jacket / Body-con sheaths
Materials: Neoprene / Leather / Mesh
Print + Patterns: Stripes / Lattice
Details + Trim: Armor / Bound edges / Sharp shoulders / Exposed zippers / Hoods / Funnel neck / Scarf points
Accessories + Footwear: Bondage Wedges / Muzzles / Plastic teardrop helmets
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