Helmut Lang’s sporty asymmetry

A collection that’s clean and athletic doesn’t usually lend itself to also being swept away in layers of asymmetrical draping. The two moods would seem contradictory. But not for Nicole and Michael Colovos at Helmut Lang, whose offering for spring 2012 was the smooth blending of the aforementioned qualities.

In a palette of grey, white and black that bursts out into bright yellow interlude, the Helmut Lang collection plays with tailoring against relaxed shapes. But its the sporty minimalism that’s most appealing. If the new burst of exposed midriff we’re already seeing for the season takes off beyond the runway, Lang’s sporty bras will prove a popular choice. They’re cool, effortless, and ideal for layering.

For the full set of runway photos from Helmut Lang spring 2012, click on the thumbnails above.