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The Lost Gareth Pugh Star Trek Episode and Other S/S 2011 Highlights permalink

The lost episode opens with Kirk, Spock and Bones beaming down to a retrofuturistic planet. Gareth Pugh has engineered a “progressive” race that lacks the ability to emote. “Everyone is perfect here”, says Kirk rhetorically, “too perfect“. A philosophical debate about human emotion breaks out in the background between Spock and Bones. Conveniently, the Gareth Pugh race has a dire conflict that can only be resolved with Kirk’s human emotions, revealing that the race isn’t so progressive after all. The show comes to a close with everyone back on the bridge of the Enterprise poking fun at Spock, the scene fading to black with a close-up of the captain’s grin.

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Exoskeletal for Spring/Summer 2011 at Gareth Pugh

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Gareth Pugh S/S 2011

Kidding aside, Pugh’s collection is one of my favorites from the S/S 2011 shows:

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Transparency is a big theme for S/S 2011. This is seen mainly in the form of lace (monogrammed, metallic, etc.) but plastic and rubber make an appearance among more conventional sheers such as organza and silk. My favorite example comes from Francesco Scognamiglio:

Francesco Scognamiglio’s rubber (?) dress from the S/S 2011 collection

A plasticized Gisele for S/S 2011 at Balenciaga

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Valentino S/S 2011

ChloƩ S/S 2011

Lanvin S/S 2011

Gabriele Colangelo S/S 2011

Marni S/S 2011

Sportmax S/S 2011

Sheer prints from another favorite S/S 2011 collection by Jonathan Saunders

Jonathan Saunders S/S 2011

And then the lace:

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Metallic lace for S/S 2011 at Valentino

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LV-monogrammed lace from the Louis Vuitton S/S 2011 collection

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Valentino S/S 2011

Brioni S/S 2011

Erdem S/S 2011

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Collette Dinnigan S/S 2011

Lastly, one of my favorite looks from any of the prevailing courts is from Prabal Gurung:

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Prabal Gurung S/S 2011

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