Inspired by artist Jaap De Vries’ “Cutting Table” piece, which features an abstract painting on cut aluminum, Nicole and Michael Colovos took a slice-and-dice approach to their Helmut Lang collection. Their version of the season’s popular maxidress was lean and wrapped around the body, with a high slit done on an angle. A skirt, cut up the side, showcased a leather insert beneath. This was all about proportion play — “chopping,” as the Colovoses called it, to create angular hems and asymmetry. And they worked the softer side of the motif, too: On a paper-thin shirt, a sleeve was cut off and replaced with languid drapes. The designers also introduced a hardware theme that gave the lineup a cheeky edge. In addition to the hammered metal embroidery on dresses and utilitarian D-ring accents on tough-chic outerwear, they fashioned tiny closures in the shape of barbell piercings in lieu of buttons.

Inspired by artist Jaap De Vries’ “Cutting Table” piece, which features an abstract painting on cut aluminum, Nicole and Michael Colovos took a slice-and-dice approach to their Helmut Lang collection. Their version of the season’s popular maxidress was lean and wrapped around the body, with a high slit done on an angle. A skirt, cut up the side, showcased a leather insert beneath. This was all about proportion play — “chopping,” as the Colovoses called it, to create angular hems and asymmetry. And they worked the softer side of the motif, too: On a paper-thin shirt, a sleeve was cut off and replaced with languid drapes. The designers also introduced a hardware theme that gave the lineup a cheeky edge. In addition to the hammered metal embroidery on dresses and utilitarian D-ring accents on tough-chic outerwear, they fashioned tiny closures in the shape of barbell piercings in lieu of buttons.

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