Helmut Lang AW1999 Leather Astro Jacket

Helmut Lang AW1999 Leather Astro Jacket


Autumn/Winter 1999 is frequently regarded as Helmut Lang’s magnum opus, and rightfully so. The collection spanned over a range of distant influences, yet Lang managed to seamlessly merge them all together. From astronauts to motorcyclists to BDSM, Lang combined them to create something completely new. This idea of combining subcultures set the foundation for the label’s following years, as Lang went on to frequently revisit this methodology.

The astro jackets, in any iteration, have become synonymous with Helmut Lang. A moniker for his masterful intertwining of brutalist subculture iconography and traditional Italian tailoring. The astro rider in its leather form, however, is a cut above the rest. Produced in extremely limited quantities, the leather iteration is slimmer than its nylon and moleskin counterparts, with narrow arm holes and tailored sleeves. This particular iteration is made with a subtle but heavy-duty lambskin and mink fur collar: the luxury, which interplays with the avant-garde. Industrial bronze zips, moto ribbed sleeves, and high-neck closure. The end result is both striking and seamless, the leather jacket to end all leather jackets. 

Condition: 9/10. Small signs of wear - nothing substantial.

Tagged size: 54

Shoulder: 19in

Pit to pit: 22in

Length: 26in

Sleeve: 27in

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