Helmut Lang, A/W 1998 Sherpa Lined Type II Trucker Jacket
Here we have a great example of the minimalist functionality of Helmut Lang’s work, taking direct reference from a previous garment, specifically the Levi’s Type II jacket first created in 1953. Characteristics, such as the two large buttoned front pockets and the boxy silhouette, adorn the piece’s structure.
The jacket presented has been modernised by Lang; panelling, construction and material have been reconfigured in a fine-tuned way. This allows the garment to be utilitarian but remain as a fashion staple. Constructed in a cotton military sateen, a luxurious and durable fabric, five metal branded buttons adorn the front of the garment forming the closure with a singular button on each wrist. The jacket is sherpa-lined allowing for the warmth of the wearer with further sherpa detailing on the collar.