One of Helmut Lang’s most acclaimed seasons was his S/S 2004 collection. He focused on the ’lightness of structure' of dragonflies as inspiration, whereby he created simple athletic ensembles that were intensified by captivating abstracted shapes, elastic straps, cut-out sections and unexpected flourishes of saturated colour.
This jacket design from Helmut is from a direct inspiration of the classic cafe racer jacket from the 1940s, which was popular among British bikers. This iteration is constructed in a brushed cotton sateen which offers a durable but luxurious feel. Features include two asymmetrical chest zippers, a moto neck collar with branded snap buttons, a zip closure and cuffs. The lower back sees Helmut’s signature cross-grain strap hang freely, a synonymous look for the brand and the Lampo antique gold hardware emphasizes the masculine aesthetic. The back shoulders feature deep gusset panelling, that allows freedom of movement for the wearer due to the tailored silhouette. The interior is lined in a textured brushed cotton and cupro in the sleeves, along with two large pockets.