Sunday, September 11, 2011
NYFW Spring 2012: Helmut Lang
Five years into their career at Helmut Lang, Nicole and Michael Colovos put their collection on the runway for the first time. Other designers in their situation might've felt obliged to add a few bells and whistles, but not this husband-and-wife team. They've built a real business on the consistency of their clothes' cool, urban vibe—lots of black, lots of leather, a sharply cut blazer for every slouchy T-shirt. And they didn't veer from the course with their solid Spring collection. The jackets were cropped and cut away high in back; the pants had the easy sensibility of sweats; the tees (and there were plenty of them) were asymmetric, drapey, and layered.