Monday, 14 May 2012

Designer: Helmut Lang

 "Helmut Lang (b. March 10, 1956, Vienna) is an Austrian artist who lives and works in New York and on Long Island. Lang established his name-stake trademark in 1978 and presented his first international presentation at Centre Georges Pompidou in 1986, and has since his retirement from fashion in 2005, continued to work as an artist. 

Lang introduced unconventional materials into the urban uniform and by repositioning the perspectives of utility and modernity defined the silhouette of the 1990s and early 2000s. He broke away from the runway show-as-spectacle in the height of the 1980s opulence and was the first to ever stream his collection online, redefining how fashion is communicated. As one of the most important designers of our times, his work left an undeniable imprint on contemporary culture and his influence continues to reverberate among the fashion community today.
Lang’s seamless relationship with art has included collaborations with artists Jenny Holzer and Louise Bourgeois. His recent works explore abstract sculptural forms and physical arrangements and space beyond the limitations of the human body. Lang had his first solo art exhibition ALLES GLEICH SCHWER at the Kestnergesellschaft in Hanover in 2008."
Helmut Lang grew up in rural Austria with his grandparents without a television or telephone.Lang said of the experience:
" To grow up under really simple circumstances and to understand that certain things were ornamental - the idea of the simple life interrupted by the opulence of particular festivities - that made an impression on me as a child and is something I use"

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