NYFW: Helmut Lang Teaches Us The Power Of Color

It’s incredible the power a single color can have. That’s what we learned last night at the Helmut Lang Spring 2014 runway show.

The audience was clad almost entirely in black, from the photogs to the celebrities in the front row.  The first twenty or so looks were similarly, in the typical Helmut Lang way, entirely neutral with lots of white, black, and the occasional grey. The baggy silhouettes were interesting, and some of the models carried purses, which was noteworthy.

But then, seemingly out of no where, there was fuchsia.

It was incredibly striking, but only lasted for a brief moment, before the collection faded quickly back into black and white.

The designers behind the brand, Nicole and Michael Colovos, said the collection was inspired by artist Wade Guyton and “ an exercise in modern minimalism.” The slouchy pants, tailored jackets, and shapeless dresses were certainly minimal, but all in different ways. As a result, they worked together to make a fascinating and beautiful collection. See our favorite looks below.



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