Helmut Lang AW2000 Sequined Astro Biker Jacket

Helmut Lang AW2000 Sequined Astro Biker Jacket


Helmut Lang’s SS2000 collection was intended to be rather dreamlike. The surreal quality of it took shape in the variety of airy fabrics he sent models across the runway in, which were translucent and revealing. He additionally opted for light colors which did little to obscure the model’s figures. It can be seen as a precursor to the spring show he presented two years later, which, while more stripped down, featured a similar lightness to the designs.

This late iteration of Lang’s classic Astro jacket is a near 180-degree turn from its previously released counterparts. While other Astro jackets were defined by the rugged aesthetics of the bikers and army-men who inspired the piece’s silhouette and details, this jacket is elegant to the extreme. Fully embellished with black sequins, the interior is lined with a rich silk, and even the backpack straps are made with silk. The encircling zipper, a key detail of every Astro jacket, is not made with the standard silver hardware that viscerally stands out from the rest of the jacket, but is rather colored a deep black which is nearly swallowed by the sequins above and beneath it.

Condition: 9/10. No significant flaws.

Tagged size: 42

Shoulder: 16in

Pit to pit: 20in

Length: 25in

Sleeve: 25in

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