Helmut Lang, S/S 2000 Flak Vest
For Helmut Lang’s S/S 2000 collection there was a huge focus on simple shapes and a wide range of translucent fabrics, creating an emphasis on lightness. This year however the Jeans label took a different angle. Whereby Helmut referenced the A/W 1999 collection’s details, creating a cutting edge streetwear selection and although not shown in the presentation the garments produced are still highly sort after, such as the 'Flak' designs.
Lang’s take on the flak vest is less practical than the original, however, he still utilizes plenty of the tried and true flak functionalities, with a signature Avant-Garde edge. The outer being constructed out of coated cotton paired with durable, military-grade hardware. Nylon webbing is corset-laced on either side to keep the vest close to the body and form-fitting and using the same material detailing the front body. A must-have for any avid Helmut Lang collector.