Helmut Lang blazes through spring
Posted by on April 29, 2012 | 2:00 pm EST


Blazers weren’t always considered a necessity in women’s wardrobe until we started ransacking men’s closets. These days, a perfectly tailored blazer is just as important an investment piece as skinny jeans. With the horde of designer labels catering to this need, women are given a whole spectrum of options. For the Fashion Glamour team however, it was Helmut Lang’s edgy aesthetic that caught our attention.

While we’re still basking in the season of florals and colors, a sleek and structured blazer is an ideal and easy way to deviate from the massive trend occupying the whole of fashion. Well-cut and extremely stylish, these blazers will serve as the perfect cover-up to toughen up or dress down any ensemble.

Helmut Lang's Crux Wool Blazer
Crux Wool Blazer | $695

The Crux Wool Blazer, which is anything but feminine, has a heavy masculine-inspired cut that will look great against a seriously feminine ensemble underneath. Although it’s an all-black affair, the use of leather on the sleeves, pocket panels and collar create a gorgeous textured contrast that kept it from looking drab.

The label made padded shoulders look extra cool too, as it enhanced the menswear silhouette for a more obvious nod towards androgyny. While spring trends take women into the uber-ladylike silhouettes, the Crux Wool Blazer will be a chic style add-on to balance it all.

Helmut Lang's Era Suiting Blazer
Era Suiting Blazer | $645

The Era Suiting Blazer is perhaps one of the most eye-catching pieces from the label’s current collection. The contrast trend is nailed to perfection courtesy of the black angled collar—that is actually sewn in—that further highlighted its sleek cut and asymmetrical lines. We see this piece suitable for women seeking to add a feeling of strength and sharpness to their otherwise all-too-girly ensemble.

The front slit pockets are almost invisible to the eyes as well, adding a surprising twist to the in-your-face minimalism of this piece. Whether you wear it as a daring top or a piece to keep you toasty, the Era Suiting Blazer is the minimalist way to channel maximum impact—ironic as it may sound.

Helmut Lang's Smoking Wool Tuxedo Blazer
Smoking Wool Tuxedo Blazer | $575

Despite the stark similarity of the Smoking Wool Tuxedo Blazer with the Era Suiting piece, this design is still every bit covetable and deserving of another wardrobe space. In contrast to the Crux Wool Blazer, this design has a shorter ¾ sleeves that creates a more feminine shape to the arms. Similar to the two designs, it features a deep V-neck with a concealed button.

Helmut Lang’s modern aesthetic and inconspicuous details are encapsulated in the asymmetrical hem and slit pockets. Although it’s straightforward in style, the versatility of this piece is undeniable. Whether you leave it unbuttoned or otherwise, spot-on urban refinement is what you’re going to get.

Images from Helmut Lang

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