Helmut Lang, a pioneer of luxe minimalism in the '90s, became known for his trademark draping, sharp cuts, and unusual fabric pairings, which made his label a uniform favorite among the fashion-forward creative set. Relaunched in 2007 without its legendary namesake at the helm, Helmut Lang still maintains the pared-down, cutting-edge spirit that first put the label on the map. 2012 also brought an exciting new contemporary line, Helmut by Helmut Lang, which features the label's most popular silhouettes, rendered in their signature jersey.
Nothing screams warm-weather chic quite like denim and stripes, and these designer picks deliver the perfect dose of classic Americana cool: Think dark-wash skinnies, made-to-flatter flares, and faded jackets, plus striped tees, cardigans, and sheath dresses for a mix that never goes out of style.
Thanks to the surge of street style buzz at Fashion Week, a new set of muses have emerged. Editors from the world’s glossiest magazines and sites are setting the tone (and the trends) for your wardrobe this fall. Get inspired and hit the scene in classic pieces — silk jumpsuits and blouses, colorful coats, and the perfect black pant — punched up with wow-factor accessories: Think daring statement necklaces, vibrant exotic-skin totes, and bold, menswear-inspired watches.
Statement-making minimalism is the concept behind Helmut Lang, and that same theme carries through to the brand’s new contemporary line. Referencing its big sister label's hottest silhouettes, Helmut by Helmut Lang showcases luxe basics, with plenty of the signature twists we’ve come to love: Think tailored-to-perfection tees and tanks in barely-there jersey knits; classic black dresses and skirts with sharp, asymmetrical hemlines and well-placed cut-outs; and ultra-soft draping where you’d least expect it (collarless blazers, one-button jackets, and cropped trenches).
Take your pick of these stylish finds — from the polished and feminine to the urban-infused — brought to you by some of our favorite designer names, including Catherine Malandrino, Stretta, Cynthia Steffe, and Tucker. Stock up on printed silk dresses, sexy bandage minis, colored skinny jeans, and more. It’s like having a VIP pass to the most covetable closet around.