1997 Workwear Shirt with Contrasting Collar
1997 Workwear Shirt with Contrasting Collar
1997 Workwear Shirt with Contrasting Collar
1997 Workwear Shirt with Contrasting Collar
1997 Workwear Shirt with Contrasting Collar
1997 Workwear Shirt with Contrasting Collar
1997 Workwear Shirt with Contrasting Collar
1997 Workwear Shirt with Contrasting Collar
1997 Workwear Shirt with Contrasting Collar
1997 Workwear Shirt with Contrasting Collar
1997 Workwear Shirt with Contrasting Collar
1997 Workwear Shirt with Contrasting Collar
1997 Workwear Shirt with Contrasting Collar
Helmut Lang

1997 Workwear Shirt with Contrasting Collar

Regular price £160.00 £0.00 Unit price per

Size XL: Best for an IT 50 - 40 chest - M or a slim IT 52 - 42 chest - L.

Helmut Lang workwear shirt from S /S 1997 . In excellent used condition. Made in Italy.

S/S 1997 marks the large scale introduction of Helmut Lang's iconic 'Jeans' label after a smaller capsule collection for A/W 1996. This partnership between Lang and Italian manufacturers GTR Group (Gruppo Tessile Riunito) was highly conducive to the brand's commercial success in the late 1990s. Several pieces from the S/S 1997 Jeans collection were adaptations of iconic archival pieces from the Helmut Lang mainline, realized in hard-wearing materials such as canvas, nylon and resinated cotton. This distinctive shirt was originally showcased on the A/W 1994 runway in black and white silk. The more casual version for sale is crafted from cotton in a honey/beige hue with a striking neon blue collar.

The shirt's workwear origins are evident in its construction; rectangular patch pockets with flaps are found on the chest, the sleeves have a two-piece construction with adjustable barrel cuffs and the back features side pleats. The cut is more fitted than classic Helmut Lang shirts with defined shoulders, slim sleeves and a slightly tapered waist. The main fabric is a soft cotton drill with a slightly textured, worn-in finish. Conversely, the small collar is made from crisp cotton poplin. The vibrant colours and thoughtful detailing lend a thoroughly modern feel to the piece, making it extremely relevant to contemporary trends despite the fact that it was designed 20 years ago.

The clean design is finished with a curved hem and tonal mother of pearl buttons. The cuffs have a curvilinear shape with two pleats and invisible cuff openings. On the interior, the seams have flat fell finishing that prevents them from undesirable fraying.

This shirt's refined aesthetic and well-proportioned cut make it an ample demonstration of Helmut Lang's timeless appeal. Lang's designs have inspired a long list of contemporary designers, and his original creations from the mid 1990s still look better than pieces designed nowadays.