Insights Into Helmut Lang: Architecture and Contrast


Jessica : Cracked-leather paneled shorts , Ambient Viscose Blazer, Puckered Lace Cami Top all by Helmut Lang


Cracked-leather paneled shorts, Ambient Viscose Blazer, Puckered Lace Cami Top all by Helmut Lang



Jessica: Combo Cracked Leather Jacket in Black


Combo Cracked Leather Jacket in Black


Rachel : Mid-rise jersey-panel legging jeans


Graphite-print jersey tunic



As promised, here are a few more outfits from Helmut Lang, three pieces of which I was able to get commentary on directly from the designers Michael and Nicole Colovos.

In the first photo, Jessica is wearing a pair of Cracked Leather Panel Shorts. Inspiration for these was derived from an old pair of military shorts. Cut up lines, added seams, and plays on the pocket size break the piece away from a classic military aesthetic and add that signature Helmut Lang modern, architectural touch . The idea was to make them a luxurious pair of shorts with a beaten up texture, hence the "cracked" name.

In the second series, Jessica is wearing the Combo Cracked Leather Jacket designed to be worn as a modern sweatshirt. The expensive cracked leather dresses the jacket "up" and the jersey simultaneously dresses it "down" via the comfort factor of a traditional sweatshirt material. The theme of contrast --one the Coloveses work with often -- is evident with the 3D texture of the cracked leather when displaced against the flat jersey fabric. While it's designed as a leather jacket, it's still not so precious that you can't dress it down.

In the second series, Rachel is wearing signature Helmut Lang denim/jersey legging jeans, best summed up in one word CONTRAST--a recurring theme in the Colovoses designs. Contrast the texture and wash of the denim with the flat jersey fabric. Contrast the the traditional workman fabric (western wear) made modern via sinewy lines for flow. Contrast traditional plain stitched denim with denim that has interesting wavy visuals, a result of the curvy jersey/denim stitching. It all flows together on the body for comfort and maximum visual interest.

It was a pleasure to meet and greet with everyone at the Helmut Lang team. All the way from Holly and Shaye straight to the Colovoses themselves. Thanks!



31 comments :

Anna said...

I love the leather shorts! Cool pictures!

/Anna
http://infashionwetrustblog.blogspot.com

Cecylia said...

Wow I love those leggings and the leather shorts!!!

Anonymous said...

Ooooooohhhhhh!! Great post!! Love the pics and outfits!! :)
I watch your blog everyday for months now, but it's my first comment... keep on!

Unknown said...

Love those jeans leggings! great blog, I'm a follower!

xoxo Simona
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menina raposa said...

love the first and last one. flawless...

karina said...

great post and fresh picture .

The Photodiarist said...

Really wonderful photos and a nice perspective on Helmut Lang.

Emily said...

amazing. i love the contrast between the tough leather jacket and the draped white dress. the panelled leggings are killer!

xx

SarahPeslar said...

completely love the Helmut Lang leggings!



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the secret of fashion said...

I like that jeans legging! xx

Natalie said...

i want those leggings! Looks great paired with the basic tee

LadyGrett said...

Love the photos!

Beso

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RaceforProsperity said...

in love with those leggings

Rosella said...

Awsome outfits.
I love Lang and hes urban style. So comfy, contemporary, classic and everlasting.
The cut of jackets and pants is fantastic. Hope to see more pix like these!
Baci da Milano!

Sniurk said...

Tres bon look, j'adore!!

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Unknown said...

I love all of them!!

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ZANAH said...

Great post... very refreshing ♥

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Hal E. Liebling said...

Love those leggings ... Helmut Lang is on point as usual.

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Ayanna Michelle said...

really love the looks in the post.
especially love the legging jean. great look <3

Copious Couture said...

These pieces are awesome!!! I love the first picture with those leather shorts!!!! AMAZING!

Carissa
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Move said...

I love the first jacket and the leggings!

xxx

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Missy said...

wowww love that pictures!!!!!!!!!!

Mcmaris said...

All so amazing, those leggings are bomb! Love it all

Alessia said...

I fell in love with the white skirt!

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anja said...

cool pics!

have a great day! :)

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emily//the lesser panda said...

jessica looks great in these pics, it's a nice foray into something different than she normally does on her blog!

Paulina said...

That blazer<3 I need one.

ALICE MARGO said...

im such a huge fan of helmut lang, on eof my fave designers.
such a great post, the setting and everything!
love your blog, following :)

STYLE AN DTHE CITY .com said...

so funny to see how you try to copy me

so ridiculous

you can copy an didea, not the talent, lol

luna said...

i seriously want/need/must have those shorts in both colours!! xxx


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