Helmut Lang Releases Latest Artist Collaboration

Helmut Lang Releases Latest Artist Collaboration

The micro-collection features the work of socially conscious artist Carrie Mae Weems.

The micro-collection features the work of socially conscious artist Carrie Mae Weems.

Text: SAMUEL ANDERSON

Yesterday, Helmut Lang unveiled the fifth installment of its Artist Series, a 12-part project begun by erstwhile Editor-in-Residence Isabella Burley. For the most recent installment, the brand cited three works by Carrie Mae Weems, a MacArther and Guggenheim-winning photographer known for her documentation of the black experience. The collection features Weems’s most seminal body of work, “Kitchen Table Series” (1990), in which the artist captured herself and loved ones engaged in intimate yet mundane acts of domestic life—from embracing to brushing hair.

Launched last fall, the Artist Series “uncovers and recontextualizes cult artworks for a new generation,” according to the brand. Thus far, the Artist Series has highlighted contemporary artists including Leigh Ledare and Walter Pfeiffer, with capsules on Peter Hujar, Mark Morrisroe and more planned for the coming months. As Helmut Lang’s inaugural Editor-in-Residence, Burley heralded an era of experimentation for the venerated fashion house, bringing on Hood By Air founder Shayne Oliver as creative director last year. In January, Helmut Lang announced the appointment of a new Editor-in-Residence, Alix Browne, founding editor of V.

Comprised of t-shirts ($105), long-sleeved tees ($125), and posters, the collection will benefit the charity of Weems’s choice, Social Studies 101, Inc. Check out a glimpse of the Carrie Mae Weems collection below!

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Credits: Images courtesy of Helmut Lang.

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