Helmut Lang AW2003 Hooded Bondage Bomber Jacket

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Helmut Lang AW2003 Hooded Bondage Bomber Jacket

525.00

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.”

Multiple of the bondage bombers which highlighted the season can be found in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This highly illusive hooded iteration is fully lined, and features detailing immediately attributable to the collection, including bondage hand straps and the distinctly elongated zipper pull.

Condition: 8/10. Normal signs of wear. Small mark above front right pocket.

Tagged size: 48

Shoulder: 19in

Pit to pit: 22.5in

Length: 23.5in

Sleeve: 25.5in


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