2001 Raw Silk Denim Classic 2-Pocket Jacket
IT 46- 36 Chest - S: Can also fit an IT 48 - 38 Chest - S/M.
Helmut Lang raw silk denim jacket from A/W 2001-2002. In brand new condition without tags. Made in Italy. RRP: $395 (£243)
We have often argued that Helmut Lang's work was largely responsible for the transformation of classic denim staples to sophisticated and strikingly modern runway pieces. In this fashion-transforming narrative that starts with the introduction of Helmut Lang Jeans in 1996, Lang's distinctive silk denim fabric stands out as an archetypal example of the subtle yet groundbreaking material experimentation that characterises the brand. Luxurious and understated, it lends a cerebral elegance to the clean lines of Lang's denim jackets.
The raw denim fabric's unique addition of 10% silk make it completely different from ordinary denim.* Despite being raw (unwashed) and thus somewhat rigid, the fabric is soft and finely textured. Unlike its less luxurious 100% cotton counterparts, it maintains a clean appearance over time with considerably less fading and stretching. The fabric's weft has a faint silver luster, which is more pronounced on the interior side. The jacket's streamlined design -a subtle take on the classic trucker jacket- gives prominence to this very special material. The silhouette is classic and simultaneously modern: dropped shoulders and a boxy chest add casual nonchalance, while narrow sleeves and high armholes maintain a sharp silhouette. A strong point collar and waist tabs complete the design.
The finishing of this piece is exemplary like all Helmut Lang denim garments. All hardware has a matte silver finish and is engraved with the Helmut Lang logo. All stitching is realised in thin tonal silk thread that subtly complements the sophisticated aesthetic. All seams are generally executed to a very high standard; precise flat-fell seams protect the interior from undesirable fraying while making the jacket completely reversible.
This timeless piece combines Helmut Lang's minimalist precision with a beautiful fabric that has not been used by any other designer. Its discreet yet luxurious finish will make it one of your favourite casual jackets.
* Please note that the fabric contents label mistakenly describes the fabric as 100% cotton.