2000 Silk Chiffon Blouse with Stripe Application and Turn-Up Sleeves (Long Version)
Size IT 40: Best for a Women's UK 8/US 4 or a UK 6/US 2.
Helmut Lang fine silk blouse shirt from S/S 2000. In excellent used condition with minor signs of wear. Made in Italy.
For S/S 2000, Lang chose striking lightweight fabrics to evoke a feeling of airiness and fluidity in his typically clean designs. Chiffon, organza and tulle silks in a variety of striking shades were complemented by fine cotton sateen, textured canvas and linen. Chosen for their translucent qualities and arresting textures, the opulent materials complemented the simple oversize silhouettes and highlighted Lang's ability to conceal and reveal intimate parts of the body while maintaining a dignified and understated character. While the collection was dreamlike and magnificent, an occasional element of everyday nonchalance was achieved thanks to the presence of Lang's classic sharp tailoring and raw denim jeans.
This lightweight jacket is one of the collection's signature items. Variations of the design appeared in several runway looks, while also being reissued for the following winter season. Its distinctive lines and luxurious fabrication epitomise the delicate nonchalance of the S/S 2000 collection. The piece is crafted from an exceptionally light pure silk chiffon with a semi-transparent surface. The fabric's fine weave and gentle drape allow for air to pass through the piece, emphasising motion and softness. This is further emphasised by the beautiful cut, which is fitted through the shoulders for a flattering silhouette that subtly expands towards the hem.
As to be expected from Lang, a closer inspection of the detailing of the piece gives us another opportunity to appreciate its design. A bold horizontal stripe made from cotton sateen gives structure to the waistline while creating a refined point of interest. This linear decoration first appeared in Helmut Lang's A/W 1995 collection and has since then defined the brand. Likewise, the cuffs are finished with Lang's signature turn-ups that give weight to the sleeve and lend an unexpected elegance to the silhouette. The clean aesthetic is complemented by the use of simple black buttons, while the interior is expertly finished with French seams.
A demonstration of Lang's couture sensibilities, this luxurious piece stands out as a fine moment from Lang's 21st century output.