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The Iconic Helmut Lang Era Is Back

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The Iconic Helmut Lang Era Is Back
Backstage at Helmut Lang RTW Fall 2019

HELMUT LANG FALL WINTER 2019.

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Helmut Lang is well-known for being an avant-garde and minimalist designer who took part of the Anti Fashion movement. After the creation of his brand in 1986, people started to refer him to Rei Kawakubo and Yohji Mamato according to his minimalist aesthetic. The style of Helmut Lang is described as modern, casual, abstracted silhouettes and deconstructed shapes with very sharp lines and careful cuts. He was able to create basic pieces, but to make them extremely elegant silhouettes in high quality. Helmut Lang, is the epitome of cleverness and he’s definitely standing out from the crowd. 

One year later after the last collection by Shayne Oliver, Mark Thomas, the current designer for the brand and accompanied by Thomas Crawson in charge of the denim line, decided to go back to Helmut Lang original roots with modernity. The fundamentals of the brand have been reunited for the Fall Winter collection, from total denim to transparency, everything was there to remind us the good old times. As always, the aesthetic was very elegant and simple with Helmut Lang, traditional neutral colors and structured silhouettes.

Today’s collection was not a copy paste of what was already done by Helmut Lang himself, but a new fresh version of it, a way to remember his prodigious legacy whom continues to inspire plenty of designers such as Phoebe Philo or Raf Simons.

PICTURES FROM VOGUE RUNWAY COLLECTIONS, HELMUT LANG READY TO WEAR FALL WINTER 2019