2002 Raw Denim 1-Pocket Jacket
IT 52 - 42 Chest - L: Can also fit an IT 50 - 40 Chest - M/L.
Helmut Lang 1-pocket raw denim jacket from A/W 2002-2003. In brand new condition without tags. Made in Italy.
The 1-pocket jacket is the definitive Helmut Lang denim garment. Introduced in 1998, it perfectly encapsulates Lang's minimalist approach, where luxury is achieved through streamlined yet conceptually rich designs with an emphasis on luxurious fabrics and precise cuts. Here, the classic 'trucker' jacket is masterfully reduced to its basic form: the typical front panels are absent in favour of a cleaner construction, while the multiple storage compartments give their place to a single chest pocket shaped like the back pockets of jeans. The result is a timelessly modern piece with an elegantly understated aesthetic.
The silhouette is fitted with defined shoulders, a tapered body and elongated sleeves. The jacket's sharp lines are complemented by the extremely substantial raw denim fabric which has a rigid drape that lends an almost sculptural quality to the strong cut. This robust fabric will age wonderfully over time, fading in accordance to the wearer's movements. A chunky collar and waist tabs complete the design.
In line with Lang's sophisticated approach, the jacket features an abundance of thoughtful details. All hardware has a matte silver finish and is engraved with the Helmut Lang logo. Rivets are used to reinforce the edges of the chest pocket. Upon a closer inspection we can see that selected details such as the buttonholes are sewn with black instead of orange thread, complementing the streamlined design. All seams are generally executed to a very high standard, and give an architectural precision to the jacket's construction. On the interior, precise flat-fell seams protect the jacket from undesirable fraying while making the jacket completely reversible.
A true classic, this piece combines Helmut Lang's minimalist precision with perfectly balanced proportions and beautiful finishing. It will definitely become one of your favourite casual jackets, only to improve with wear. Its timeless design was recently appropriated by Acne for S/S 2014, and this is a rare opportunity to obtain the original article in new condition.