Helmut Lang, S/S 2003 Leather Sleeve 1-Pocket Trucker Jacket
The Spring/Summer 2003 collection from Helmut showed such a wide array of inspiration; from 1990s clubwear, Seditionaries styling and technical surfing gear to traditional tailoring. The major theme throughout was focused towards deconstructed, with many items seen having raw hems, unfinished seams, garments turned completed inside out and reconstructive panelling throughout.
Here, we see the leather sleeve iteration, in which the Slim 1-Pocket jacket design has been used as a base. With an added raw hem collar and sleeve, deconstructed chest pocket placed on the inside and most notably beige lambskin detailing on the waistband and left sleeve, we get a strong sense of deconstruction from this piece. Stripping back the jackets elements and highlighting the exemplary style for what the Helmut Lang universe is known for. This marks one of the standout pieces from the Spring Summer 2003 collection.