We’re all adults here, but Helmut Lang’s pillowy soft and incredibly cozy collection is enough to inspire a temper tantrum or two. In the face of double-digit negative temperatures around the world and constant media reminders that we’re overdue for an Ice Age, all we want right now is the snuggly, sophisticated warmth on display for Helmut Lang’s Fall/Winter 2014 season. Unfortunately, these heavenly mounds of shaggy fur and angora knitwear won’t be available for a long time. Cue: heel-stomping hissy fit.
Stylish women aren’t going to be wooed simply by the plush, touchable nature of this collection – they’ll also gravitate toward the highbrow tailoring and proportion play that make Lang’s looks all the more covetable. There are enormous downy pullovers paired with skintight nude leather trousers, tiered angora knit sweaters, enormous fleece parkas, goat-hair jackets, and dizzying printed pantsuits. Design duo Michael and Nicole Colovos are keen to demonstrate technique, and their textured turtlenecks are the result of laser-cutting repeated designs into fur. Amidst a snow bank of winter whites, Lang presents a few handsome neutrals and a handful of fiery prints for contrast. Sumptuous layers, minimal embellishment, and elegantly draped tailoring make this one of the most languid and lovable collections at Fashion Week so far.
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