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2002 Slim Workwear Trousers with Bondage Leg Straps

Helmut Lang

2002 Slim Workwear Trousers with Bondage Leg Straps

£195.00

IT 42: Best for a 29" or 30" waist.

Helmut Lang bondage trousers from A/W 2002-2003. Sample in excellent used condition. Made in Italy. RRP: $595 (£367)

The A/W 2002 collection epitomises the high sophistication of Lang's final years, and we consider it as one of his very best seasons. The sobriety of evening wear and classic tailored shapes was subverted by the use of deconstructed cut-outs and intricately layered jersey skeletons, while lustrous patent leather and exotic skins such as perch and stingray lent an avant-garde edge to the luxurious designs. At the same time, hallmark Helmut Lang materials such as heavy moleskin cotton, raw denim and rubber elastic tape highlighted the collection's self-referential character, which drew elements from Lang's military streetwear collections from the 1990s. The overall result was an eclectic celebration that brought together disparate influences to create a sophisticated and thoroughly modern wardrobe. 

These iconic trousers feature multiple rows of Lang's iconic elastic bondage straps along the lower legs. The straps adapt to the lines of the body, creating a beautifully restrained elegance and an aggressively tapered, elongated silhouetteAlthough the trousers were originally intended to be worn by women, their aesthetic and proportions make them easy to wear for both sexes. Their design is inspired by classic workwear garments, featuring quarter pockets on the front and buttoned welt pockets at the back. Beautifully proportioned details reinforce the sharp look, such as the slightly shorter waistband that lends a sleek minimalist finish to the piece. The fabric is a tightly woven cotton drill in a deep black colour. 

While looking striking strap, the trousers are is exquisitely finished: Barely perceptible bar tack stitches reinforce the edges of the pockets, while the back has a single pleat construction that is perfectly aligned with the button of the back pocket. On the interior, the waistband is expertly canvassed to prevent stretching and lined with Lang's signature rows of contrasting fabrics with a branded embroidery. It is finished with straps for hanging. The fly closes with five concealed buttons, an anchor button and a hook-and-eye closure; this ensures that tension is distributed evenly without distressing the fabric. The crotch area features additional protective lining.

A quintessential Helmut Lang piece, these classic bondage trousers will add a striking element to any casual or progressive formal outfit.


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