Gareth Pugh opened his Spring 2012 show with a film by Ruth Hogben featuring a bare-skinned and bound Crystal Renn – a fitting amuse bouche for the cage dresses, coats, vests, and shoes that opened his show. With their sci-fi robotic construction and skin-revealing panels, the armor-like looks were pure editorial gold. This season, however, Pugh pushed past the purely editorial and not only introduced a number of commercial pieces, but ones that worked in color and movement more so than he has in the past. Of particular note were truly stunning sculpted vests, a white lapel and button-less jacket worn as a top, and the striped and metallic dresses that closed the show.
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TheFashionSpot's Lifestyle Editor, Sharon Feiereisen, is a freelance lifestyle writer based in New York City. Her work has been published in Newsday, The Knot, AM New York, WHERE New York, Dan's Papers, and Hamptons Magazine, among many other print and online outlets. Check out her tumblr blog, Random Happenings.