36 posts tagged "Helmut Lang"
At the Style.com offices we’ve become just about immune to models with great off-duty style. But these girls have a way of getting to trends before the average shopper—even before they hit the runway. Take Xiao Wen Ju, for example, who was snapped in London in a black and white ensemble much like those that covered the catwalks throughout fashion month. From the chunky oversized knit to the distressed leggings and black motorcycle booties, her outfit looks totally fresh and comfortable. Get the look with the essentials below.
From top left: Helmut Lang sweater, $471.72, available at www.farfetch.com; Alexander Wang Rafael bag, $720, available at www.ssense.com; McQ Alexander McQueen boots, $508.74, available at www.my-wardrobe.com; DRK SHDW by Rick Owens jeans, $386, available at www.lagarconne.com.
Summer is officially over. Gone are the days when you could leave the house sans jacket. On the bright side, we have our eyes on several chic coats that would look great tossed over any fall outfit. The story this season is mixed materials, from leather to wool to shearling, on classic silhouettes. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorites from Alexander Wang, Helmut Lang, Acne, and more.
1. Maje coat, $860, available at www.netaporter.com
2. Alexander Wang jacket, $2,750, available at www.alexanderwang.com
3. Helmut Lang coat, $1,306, available at www.mywardrobe.com
4. Acne coat, $2,900, available at www.lagarconne.com
The show of the week—in news value alone, probably the show of the season—was Raf Simons’ ready-to-wear debut for Dior. The new guy didn’t disappoint. Serenity and sex appeal, it turns out, are not mutually exclusive; nor are sex appeal and that endlessly freighted fashion word, “minimalism.” More on that to come, and from wiser heads than mine. (Here’s looking at you, Blanks.) I’ll just add to the discussion that I was quite taken with the paint-striped denim jacket Simons wore to take his bow, too. I am, admittedly, something of a jean jacket junkie; I’ve just come by my fourth (Junya, if you want to know). But I wondered aloud via Twitter what Simons might be wearing and the answer came back in minutes: Helmut Lang, ’96 vintage.
With the resurgence of minimalism—whatever it turns out to mean—via Simons and Jil Sander, Lang’s name has hung over the season like an open secret. Now a piece of his has made a physical appearance, too. I’ll leave it to others to tease out the influence of Lang on the current collection and on the Spring collections overall, whatever it may be or not be. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, and sometimes a jean jacket is just a jean jacket. I’m focusing my attentions on a more pressing question: Where can I get one?
Fashion designers have forever found inspiration in fine art—recall, for example, Yves Saint Laurent’s Mondrian collection for Fall 1965—and today, things are no different. Barring Sarah Burton’s exquisite jacquard creations for Alexander McQueen that evoked Gustav Klimt’s gold-flecked oeuvre, the latest Resort collections were full of references that you won’t pick up in Art History 101. At Helmut Lang, Nicole and Michael Colovos turned Kate MccGwire’s contemporary feather sculptures into a digital print on soft jersey pants, while Prabal Gurung looked to Aaron Moran’s reclaimed wood works, which gave rise to the shardlike motifs on shift dresses. Clothing you might find in a gallery or museum isn’t only for the ladies—just ask Raf Simons, who used oversize T-shirts as a canvas to display Los Angeles painter Brian Calvin’s unique portraits during his latest menswear show.
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