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.
I continue to observe and admire 90s fashion editorials such as this one from Vogue Italia shot by Peter Lindbergh and styled by Nicoletta Santoro. I like that it’s so minimalist – nothing distracts you from the beauty of the clothes and models. It features looks from Yohji Yamamoto (that famous spring/summer’99 collection), Helmut Lang, Comme des Garçons, and many others.
such title could be dedicated only to Helmut of course, I’ve literally combed the internet and the lcf library for the images of his works building my own little visual archive. so here is a bit of it – Helmut Lang ss04 mens accessories.
p/s I’m typing this sitting in the HL skirt. yes, I own a few things and they are amazing)
Helmut Lang sterling silver handcuff bracelet, 2004
Helmut Lang glass&sterling silver pill/perfume bottle, 2003
Helmut Lang sterling silver letter opener with leather case, 2004