Helmut Lang Returns To The Runway With Cool Urban Collection

Helmut Lang designers Nicole and Michael Colovos presented a mostly black and white collections (with pops of yellow) for spring aimed squarely at their core customer -- cool urban women.

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: A model walks the runway at the Helmut Lang Spring 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Hudson River Park's Pier 57 on September 10, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Michael Dills/Getty Images)
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Helmut Lang, owned by Link Theory Holdings, returned to the runway this season after a four year hiatus. Husband and wife Michael and Nicole Colovos, who founded Habitual jeans, have been at the helm of the label for five years.
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This Spring 2012 collection was aimed squarely at the core Helmut Lang customer -- urban women who love black and leather and perfectly cut jackets. White was another dominant color in the collection.
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Prints, like the on on this skirt, were inspired by contemporary artist Richard Serra.
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The collection focused on draping and layering -- like this asymmetrical top paired with skintight black pants.
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Jackets this season are cropped and cut away high in the back. Pants have the ease and cut of sweatpants.
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The show was dramatically staged in the Pier 57 warehouse, with the set design created by Alexandre de Betak (known for working on Marc Jacobs' shows). A square platform was constructed as the stage.
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The collection struck a balance between being wearable and forward like this look -- a perfectly cut white jacket paired with a midriff-baring top.
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There were 37 looks in the collection and sunshine yellow was the only hint of color.
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The Helmut Lang show look was a greasy eye and bare lip. The hair was undone knots, with the bottom half of the hair left undone.
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Shoes in the collection were done in collaboration with Alejandro Ingelmo, including these platforms.
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Another pair of shoes from the Helmut Lang and Alejandro Ingelmo collaboration.
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