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    I was just browsing the net for old Helmut Lang photos, and it reminded me how much I miss him. So, I thought a thread of his work is the least I could do here on SZ.



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    One of my favorite shows ever, FW03.



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    More of FW03





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    some details



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    Thanks for starting the thread Faust, I've been waiting to get some time to add to it. I'm a huge Helmut Lang, it was the first designer label I bought and it's what really got me into fashion. One of the best things about Helmut Lang was he struck the perfect balance between having enough detail and innovation to make something unique but still making clothes that are wearable (for the most part) and the fit was always great which is important when you are experimenting with other aspects of the garment. Here are some of my favorites:



    I think this was my favorite collection, I'm really tempted to order those chaps from yoox if they get any cheaper, but I'm not sure I could pull them off.





    Love this bomber, the detail is fantastic and I love his signature asymmetrical arm thing:





    And just for fun, it's Ashton Kutcher in a very old HL show!




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    [quote user="Faust"]that spacecat tshirt is on my most wanted list. thanks for the menswear photos, casem.
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    Is that right? I got one from the outlet for $70...and then sold it for about $500 on Ebay if I remember it right. That was more than a year ago though...I was surprised how much it sold for...and happy of course.




    Thank youfor the photos everyone. They look great.



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    i'd also like to add that the silk/denim jeans he did are fucking amazing.

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    As promised, here are some more pics I saved. Sorry they're random, I didn't organize them in anyway when I saved them, but I could probably recall the season for a specific pic if anyone wants to know. I'll upload more later, but right now it's a slow process putting them in photobucket then posting them.







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    As promised a long time ago, here are pics of my crazy HL pants. Sorry for the bad quality, poor camera+shaky hands+shitty mirror=bad pics. I've only worn them out once and I would like to more. Suggestions on how to wear them? I did a white shirt w/ skinny tie ala Lang before, I'm also seeing something black and drapey on top but I don't own anything like that. I probably wouldn't wear them with this Cloak shirt, but it's what I had on at the time.






    and the butt:




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    There is a big hose coming out of the pants which you can plug into a hole in the leg, I guess they were inspired by some type of flight pant. It turns out the hose is really annoying because I can't wear any jackets (unless cropped) or longer shirts without the hose pushing out the jacket and making it look funny.

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    Helmut is all over the catwalks in both menswear and womenswear. It could easily be argued that two of the most influential designers currently working, Nicholas Ghesquire and Raf Simons, owe a lot to the ideas Lang had already pushed.

    He needs to come back!

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    I basically have every collection on my hd from 1990s to his last. Mostly from my firstview account. Is there anything anyone wanted to see, or should I just go ahead and flood this thread with everything lol

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    please flood!
    Did you get and like the larger dick?

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    i was wondering - was there any significance between the different colored labels?

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    I remember discussing this on tFS with droogist and others. Pretty sure the different colored labels don't signify anything - they are done to match the color of the clothes.



    I agree, there needs to be more pix here. I'll dig some up.

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    Pardon my ignorance, but why did he stop designing? Did he just take the money and run? Has he ever said anything about returning? The images in this thread are amazing.

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    many thanks for reviving this thread, hope it gets filled up with stuff from the archives soon.



    i miss helmut lang, and i also very much miss his New York boutique...during his peak i was much too young to appreciate what was going on in there, only thing i still have from that era is that green army jacket from 98 you guys probably saw in my recent WAYWTs, my parents bought me that when I was 14 since they saw that i loved it so much but wasn't able to wear any of the other stuff since it was a bit mature. One of the fond memories of my childhood was going to that store. Still remember the first time i went in i had no clue about fashion and couldn't even figure out which was the mens section and which was the womens, thats what i love about lang looking back haha


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    [quote user="Hocus Pocus"]Pardon my ignorance, but why did he stop designing? Did he just take the money and run? Has he ever said anything about returning? The images in this thread are amazing.
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    I remember his line was carried here in Boston when Ifirst moved here..I was much too young to buy any clothing, but damn, he certainly had the BEST menswear accessories...I wonder if I can still find those handcuff-bracelets anywhere..

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