Helmut Lang Resort 2013 Collection Review

Sheath dresses, boxy tank tops, and loads of the most buttery leather all come together to form the perfect boyfriend inspired resort collection. Numbers in jet black leather are paired with soft-as-rose-petal cotton. The marriage of the textures create a sultry edge in a masculine silhouette, and details like snakeskin ankle boots and quilted collars add interest to the monochromatic looks.  Color blocking is done to the nines, and blazers with thin lapels are refreshing in the cool, effortless, edgy style Lang so easily creates. Marbling details on simple dresses adds a pop of pattern to a neutral color pallet, and the classic blazer/dress pant combo feels edgy and modern with cropped cigarette style pants. Thigh high slits, cropped pants and leather detailing all make this collection unexpectedly edgy and feminine. This resort collection is a definitely a new twist on a typical resort collection, but it definitely proves one thing; black is not seasonal.

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Gabriela L