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Helmut Lang S/S 08

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spotted this on 5th-D, props to master. Didnt see a thread here

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Commercially, this looks highly relevant.

Call me crazy, but I still can't get over the fact that this isn't Helmut Lang. I won't buy it, and I can't really judge it 'appreciation wise' beyond that fact.

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Call me crazy, but I still can't get over the fact that this isn't Helmut Lang. I won't buy it, and I can't really judge it 'appreciation wise' beyond that fact.

Same here. The line might not be bad but I just can't look at it at the store.

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spotted this on 5th-D, props to master. Didnt see a thread here

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jacket is interesting, i like that collar. . . good god am i sick of the jesus/gladiator sandles everywhere.

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this looks like a white version of the jacket i just posted in waywt/purchases

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Blah blah blah only slightly interesting blah blah blah boring sandals blah blah blah not really that true to the H.L. aesthetic blah blah blah.

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this looks like a white version of the jacket i just posted in waywt/purchases

reminds me of uniq air protection, does it come in white for us plebians who cant cop lang?

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Why would anyone buy this shit? I went to the Helmut Lang store on Melrose here in L.A. and I couldn't even believe how lame everything was. Whats the appeal?

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Does Helmut still design for the label? I really loved the old Helmut Lang before Prada bought him out.

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The folks behind Habitual, the denim brand, were installed as creative directors in May of '06. Lang himself has been out of the picture for a few years, after a couple of struggles for creative control with the Prada group. The earlier stuff with the Colovos at the helm were actually pretty okay, but it's definitely been getting farther and farther away from what Lang himself saw as the label's creative vision.

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Helmut Lang is a garderner now, all hail Habitual Denim for LinkTheory Tokyo Holding Co.

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Like I was telling Westside a while back, I still think the gladiator sandals are cool but you got to have mad pretty feet to pull those things off, and I don't know about you guys, but I would not describe my feet as "pretty."

I might end up going for a pair eventually anyway, they're the only kind of shoe that seems to make sense with my planned "classy pajamas for wearing out of the home" outfit.

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Yes, yes, it's not true Lang. Yes, it is made in China (that irks me). Nevertheless, the stuff is made fairly well, and a couple pieces are actually quite nice. What's nicer is that essentially everything in the entire store (in San Fran at least) goes to 60% off. The retail prices are outrageous, but at 60% off some of the things are worth it.

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I don't know if those sandals or HL or not, but honestly, those are probably the best ones I've seen for SS08.

I however, prefer the Raf sandals...

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60% would probably overcome my biases because it seems like there's usually at least a piece or two I'd fuck with at those prices.

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60% would probably overcome my biases because it seems like there's usually at least a piece or two I'd fuck with at those prices.

same for me. I look at the stuff with a crooked face but there are some nice things there. a lot of stuff at the Melrose store was half off making several pieces quite a bit more interesting, didn't end up buying anything though.

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i may be a little bit biased because hl was my favorite designer in the mid-late 90s but i don't think the new stuff is worth it even at reduced price - the quality of the construction and fabric is garbage & those two characteristics are fundamental to the success of minimal pieces. otherwise you have straight up h&m / zara trash. back in the day the casual basics were well made, even if at a slightly elevated price point (which is looking like a downright bargain these days).

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whats the story with the whole anti-helmut lang thing?

from what ive gathered he left his own name brand behind, and now its falling to pieces?

the jeans theyve got at oaknyc are fucking incredible though...

best fit ive ever seen.

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