Urban sportif chic with geometrical cuts and asymmetric constructions form the main theme of Helmut Lang Spring/Summer 2012 catwalk. Metropolitan sportswear seems to be one of the most emerging trends for the oncoming season of summer, maybe because of the massive sport events that will happen on 2012. The creative designers’ duo from Helmut Lang label decided to focus on the glam of the active wear with the addition into 90’s fused with the artistic geometry of Richard Sierra Sculptures. As they explain: We wanted to try to do a few different volumes and shapes. We often combine different textures, different elements. We were also playing with contrasts, colours and textures playing off each other.(dazeddigital.com)
Their sharp cut biker jackets with fluttering lapels compose interesting stories with hi-lo hem dresses, drape skirts and subtly appearing leggings as well as harem pants. Asymmetric bra midriff base hidden under the layers of sheer, lightweight fabrics and biker outwear highlighted the idea of relaxed unconstrained elegance with healthy vigorous lifestyle. That does definitely enclose with the feeling of comfort and practicality in wear and edgy chic look in one. The polished sleek back hairstyles also underlined the idea of full sport image.
Puritan nature in the palette of colours depicts monochrome sets of pale alabaster, white, black and vivid dash of the sulphur yellow. Despite that, the collection reveals rich inspirations around contemporary art of Richard Sierra with abstract brush strokes, geometrical forms and collages. At the end of the catwalk presentations, there is an accent on leather and chunky embroidery together with sequins that emphasize the suggestion for evening wear looks.
Images via fashionising.com
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