Asymmetrical cuts, and sheer and draped fabrics, flooded the Helmut Lang Spring/Summer 2012 runway. The mix of urban, sporty, and feminine styles brought a youthful, yet sophisticated, appeal to the collection. For the color scheme, husband-and-wife team Michael and Nicole Colovos focused on black and white with a dramatic burst of bright yellow.
You can watch the runway show here:
To see photos of the collection, visit Helmut Lang Spring 2012 RTW.
Where Can You Find the Trends?
In Your Closet
The recent popularity of pullovers with draped fabric in the front means you might find one of them in your closet. I purchased this one from a thrift store a few months ago. You can easily incorporate a pullover into your look by layering it over a blouse, t-shirt, or tank top.
At a Thrift Store
I went to a local thrift store and searched the racks for clothes with asymmetry, sheer fabric, and fabric draping. An asymmetrical crisscross livens up the neckline of this black tank top. I liked it so much that I bought it!
The asymmetrical neckline on this black dress blends into the draped fabric accent along the length of the dress.
The color of this semi-sheer t-shirt mimics the yellow pieces in Helmut Lang’s collection.
This black sheer blouse strays from the urban and sporty look, but it would fit nicely in a romantic style wardrobe.
I knew I’d be purchasing this sheer purple blouse before I even tried it on. One of my favorite fashion styles is romantic, and I also appreciate details, so of course I couldn’t resist the pleats, ruffles, and lace on this blouse. At home, I tried it on with black capris, but I liked it so much better with my black sheer-trim skirt. I can’t wait to wear this combo somewhere!
You can still find pullovers with a draped fabric look at the thrift store.
Besides its asymmetry, this white t-shirt has the bonus of shoulder cut-outs, which are gaining popularity.
You’ll get a casual, draped fabric look with this black hi-low knit skirt.
Who doesn’t like a one-shoulder dress these days?
You can always go to the source of inspiration to fill your closet with the latest trends.
Asymmetry, sheers, and fabric draping are not brand new styles, but Helmut Lang approached these trends with a fresh angle and combined them for a winning look. In your own wardrobe, you can adopt the runway look or branch out into your own style. Choose one or more of these trends and look for pieces that fit your personal style.
Which of these trends do you think you’re most likely to wear this spring: asymmetry, sheers, or fabric draping? Or will you wear all of them together?