Helmut Lang Reinvents the Suit for Fall 2019

Helmut Lang Reinvents the Suit for Fall 2019

Mark Thomas and Thomas Cawson's debut collection is an ode to minimalism.

Mark Thomas and Thomas Cawson's debut collection is an ode to minimalism.

Text: Erin McDowell

The last time Helmut Lang presented a runway show was a year and a half ago for SS18. For Fall 2019, design duo Mark Thomas and Thomas Cawson made their debut with a collection that embodies the brand's namesake, featuring a heavy dose of clean tailored lines, a minimalist color scheme, and silhouettes that border on androgynous for both the men's and women's looks. Pops of denim and recurring elements of sheer and metallic accents reinvent classic Helmut Lang suits from the 1990s, which Thomas and Cawson drew inspiration from for the collection. Despite the classic tailoring, the collection comes across as undeniably fresh, largely due to the surprising elements interwoven throughout — namely, completely sheer collared shirts, monochromatic silk suits, and large-lapeled fur coats.

Helmut Lang 2019 is sexy — a word often associated with the brand due to its bold past collections featuring barely-there tops and bras worn brazenly over blazers. This collection is noticeably more buttoned up and wearable for the average consumer, but still in keeping with the edgier aspects that set the brand apart. To view highlights from the show, click through the slideshow below.

Credits: Images courtesy of Vogue Runway

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