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1999 Vintage Broken Pink Jersey Tank Top

Helmut Lang

1999 Vintage Broken Pink Jersey Tank Top


Size XS: Best for an IT 46 - 36 Chest - S or an IT 44 - 34 Chest - XSCan also be worn by women sized between UK 12/US 8 and UK 10/US 6.

Helmut Lang pink vest from A/W 1999-2000. In excellent used condition. Made in Italy.

A/W 1999-2000 is seen by many as one of Helmut Lang's most coveted and groundbreaking seasons. The collection was the designer's most ambitious to date and marks the label's most financially successful period, during which Prada acquired a majority share. Unprecedented in both detail and range, the collection presented a variety of iconic designs that are just as relevant today as when they were designed. Since then, many of these pieces have acquired grail status among Helmut Lang connoisseurs as well as more recent admirers. Their distinctive aesthetic paid tribute to an eclectic range of workwear garments including astronaut uniforms, protective garments for firefighters and motorcyclists, as well as paramilitary police forces' ballistic equipment. Combining these influences with his idiosyncratic touch, Lang created a subversively elegant and uncompromisingly modern universe that has since then inspired a long list of contemporary designers and stylists.

Part of the collection's basics range, this expertly crafted top demonstrates that Lang devoted considerable attention to detail to even the most basic of his designs. The streamlined design has a fitted silhouette with a crew neckline, wide shoulder sections and a slightly longer length. Lang had an affinity towards simple sportswear and created pieces in this shape for most of his collections since the early 1990's (pictured: S/S 1998). 

The piece is constructed to a high standard with several interesting features that set it apart from ordinary basics. The side seams of the torso spiral towards the right, enhancing the drape of the piece while creating a subtle point of interest. The neckline and armholes are finished with thick ribbed binding. The fabric is a pink medium-weight cotton jersey with a vintage, slightly grained appearance. The high quality fabric has been washed, brushed and then hand-distressed to give it a worn-in finish with minor colour irregularities and signs of wear around the edges.

Combining precise craftsmanship with an effortless aesthetic, this classic tank top is a versatile wardrobe staple that will be worn for years, only to improve with age.

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