Runway Review: Helmut Lang never ceases to impress with clean lines, impeccable seaming, that mod-boxy shaping, and techy textures. And so again we have those very elements for the Spring 2013 collection.
Here’s the big “is-this-really-Helmut-Lang” factor: kaleidoscope floral prints and brocades! Yes, it’s a fact. I am not sure how I feel about that element of the collection – the prints are executed well on stiff, sheen poly/nylon, and certainly are more modern versus girlie, it’s just so un-Helmut. The bright orange thrown in is a fabulous pop, the pale blue is not so hot, and the shoes are killer. This collection will be a go-to for layering jackets…isn’t it always?!
Asymmetrical hems and front closures keep a hard edge going strong, along with mesh piecing and intricate seaming. I cannot emphasize enough the great jackets in the collection. And the slinky tanks paired with paperbag trousers. And the open weave sweater knits that are so much cooler than your average soft, beachy cover-up.
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So really, the whole line fares well for the modern, edgy woman -you will be set…just not so much with the florals! Although I will say, if you don’t want a dainty, super-fem floral for Spring, go for the loose fit printed shorts and the black printed boxy jacket – those are my picks if I had to. – Alix Kivlin
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Photos & Words: Alix Kivlin