Helmut Lang Autumn/Winter 2021

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Helmut Lang’s Fall/Winter 2021 collection.


As we transition into the post-pandemic world, Helmut Lang’s Fall/Winter 2021 collection reflects a cautiously optimistic attitude. The brand focused on creating pieces that are multi-functional and multi-seasonal.

Inspired by ski attire and weatherproof garments, functional and hi-tech materials such as double neoprene and Astro foil are used for water-resistant, windproof, padded and quilted garments, and given a sci-fi appearance through their matte, silver and reflective surfaces.

True to the brand’s heritage, timeless silhouettes are reconstructed using innovative materials and mixing signature Helmut Lang details such as straps, layered fabrics and patchwork.

Key items include a men’s puffer vest in a matte cotton nylon fabric with contrasting silver accents, a tracksuit made from slightly sheer nylon, fleece pieces in experimental patchwork, women’s zippered neoprene leggings, and classic sporty silhouettes such as a hoodie, long sleeve t-shirts and polo shirts in unexpected materials like Military Waffle.

Additionally, the brand’s timeless collection, Helmut Lang Standards, offers the essentials that make the foundation of a wardrobe, reinterpreted through the Helmut Lang DNA by using the brand’s staple fabrics: denim, leather, and jersey. Deconstructed basics feature cutouts and detachable sleeves, iconic padding and strapping details.

Key pieces include the Women’s Smooth Rider Suit, re-interpreting the suit by introducing this feminine yet casual version. Made with cotton twill fabric with comfort stretch, the jacket is cropped like a double-breasted blazer silhouette and is paired back with a micro-mini wrap skirt with an elastic tie and buckle closure, adding more utilitarian features. Other classic Helmut Lang silhouettes include a drapey long sleeve dress with cutout details and interlock t-shirts with adjustable and detachable sleeves, allowing for multiple ways of wearing the pieces. For Men’s, a casual overshirt silhouette was re-interpreted in structured shiny lambskin, with biker jacket details, such as zippers and diamond quilted lining.