Helmut Lang, A/W 1997 Cotton Shirt Smock with Military Detail
The Helmut Lang jeans line was just one year old in 1997 and it was producing some of its best and most coveted pieces in it’s short history. Garments such as the bulletproof vest, the M-51 military parka which was taken on with Langs twist and a wide array of new fabric treatments for denim.
Here we have an item from the successful jeans line and produced by GTR Group, which in our opinion produced garments to a much higher tier than Helmut’s other productions. Constructed in a heavy woven black cotton, creating a shirt/smock style garment with a boxy silhouette. Further details include military shoulder details, a square chest pocket, 4-button half closure, pleated cuffs and back boxy pleats. An item showcasing the minimal attention to detail Helmut was able to bring to a garment.