Helmut Lang AW2003 Harness Bondage Long Sleeve Shirt

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Helmut Lang AW2003 Harness Bondage Long Sleeve Shirt

375.00

Autumn/Winter 2003 proves to be one of Helmut Lang’s most daring, yet well executed collections. The trio of influences - classic tailoring, fetish wear, and military wear - may seem to be incongruous on paper, but the collection is just as cohesive as it is experimental. Each look has a degree of outlandishness to it, yet there’s nothing outright unaccessible. For every chest harness or pair of laced chaps there’s a timeless chesterfield coat or black cashmere sweater to pair along. Lang’s sense of experimentalism is tasteful; the silhouettes are familiar, yet they all boast their own standout qualities. A quote from Vogue journalist Sarah Mower encapsulates the subtlety that makes Lang’s work from this era so clever. “You could pass in the straight corporate world while secretly laughing. Who knew that Lang was surreptitiously encoding the imagery of bondage harnesses, trash-bags, bra straps, and rubber into those clothes? Who recognized the sly flashes of acid-house pink? They didn’t. We did.”

The Bondage Long Sleeve Shirt has grown to become a classic. The shirt is composed of an ultra-soft Egyptian cotton, and the sleeves are equipped with respective bondage straps, with one connecting the wearer’s arms from the back - a nod to the work of Seditionaries-era Vivienne Westwood. The straps are provocative, yet they can be downplayed if necessary. The arm-connecting strap can be detached. It really doesn’t need to be stated, but to find another one of these shirts in a size XXL in brand new condition would be a nearly impossible task.


Condition: 10/10. Brand new with tags attached.

Tagged size: XXL

Shoulder: 20in

Pit to Pit: 22in

Length: 29in

Sleeve: 26.5in

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