Fans of Nicole and Michael Colovos' edgy designs for Helmut Lang have something new to look forward to: The duo is introducing a denim-focused line for Spring 2010. There were a few tweaks to the main collection, too: They've taken a lighter touch to their asymmetric-sleeved tunics, peg-legged silk pants, and standout leather pieces. The designers cut a version of their popular moto jacket, for example, in waxed linen with mesh inserts. Less inspiring were the countless takes on the harem pant, which already feel like old news.

As for their new venture, Michael Colovos said, "We wanted to explore the notion of denim as a fabrication, rather than just basic jeans." Translation: denim versions of classic Helmut Lang silhouettes that will be sold under the same label but merchandised separately. Particularly lust-worthy were the biker vest, leggings, and paneled miniskirt. After all, even the most die-hard urban warrior needs a break from black once in a while.