Dream item #1

Helmut Lang, spring-summer 2004 – skirt and belt – metallic leather, plastic and metal

/ Another magazine

One of the key items of one of my favorite Helmut collections – somehow it’s posh, cool and abstract all at the same time. And it represents one of the principles of his work. It seems to me that the idea for this piece came from the jacket tied at the waist, with the sleeves knotted and dangling, but it was re-created in a minimalist way with all the details ‘cleared’ so the final result has only a slight resemblance to the original source. That’s what I liked so much about Lang – he always could pick up some ordinary, even banal things and turn them into something fresh, cool, and completely unexpected.

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