Nicole and Michael Colovos’ Helmut Lang resort story begins with the forgotten Spomenik monuments of the former Yugoslavia, as photographed by Belgian artist Jan Kempenaers. “They’re these huge, asymmetrical sculptures that have been sitting in the middle of nowhere,” explained Michael. “We always gravitate toward something bold.” The result continues on last season’s focus on angular hems, this time executed to a striking graphic effect that hinges on the multiple asymmetrical hems nicely layered one on top of the other. Linen coats with leather sleeves pointed to the collection’s architectural side; languidly draped dresses and skirts, to the softer end. Adding to the visual intrigue: sequin work — oxidized, to resemble the decaying sculptures — and a feather motif, best seen in the falcon-wing prints and the patches of plumes.

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