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This look is all about modern, pared-down simplicity. Valerie could be the poster girl for the season with her sweatshirt, culottes and minimalist accessories. Normcore is everywhere! I love how this upscale version of the trend manages to be both classy and casual. Looks like it’s time to find myself some slim culottes at long last!

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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White Sweatshirts | Cropped Pants | Pink Patent Leather Pumps

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Helmut Lang White Sweatshirt | Chelsea28 Crop Pants | Sophia Webster Pink Patent Leather Pump

This look is so clean and well-proportioned. Fashion blogger Fer Medina (The Fashion State) says that she loves pieces with interesting design elements, like her amazing skirt. The bold stripe pattern and creative cut make a strong statement. I love that she brought in a little bit of pastel, too, rather than keeping her look all black and white. Those Valentino heels are the icing on the style cake!

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Light-Colored Crop Tops | Asymmetrical Skirts | Studded Pumps

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Helmut Lang Crop Top | Michael Kors Asymmetrical Skirt | Valentino Studded T-Strap Pump

This jet-setting stylist, blogger (Lebrasse) and Aussie-by-way-of-Dubai is having no trouble dressing for this Fashion Week heat wave. Kat’s modern look is a great mix of menswear structure and feminine styling. I love her whimsical clutch and vibrant heels, which add a touch of fun to the ensemble. Her chic blazer vest has a surprise, too; it’s backless! Love, love, love!

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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White Vests | Short Patterned Black-and-White Skirts | High-Heeled Blue Sandals

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Helmut Lang White Vest | A.L.C. Chenille Flared Skirt | Steve Madden Blue Suede Sandal

Well look who’s back on The Thread: Anouk Yve (Creators of Desire)! Anouk stole the show in London, and she continues to dominate the street style scene in Paris. She has mastered the effortless, urban chic of a city girl. I love how she paired a boyish combo with sleek leather skinnies and boots. It looks like the hunt is on for a tailored camel coat for me!

xo,
Crystal

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Saint Laurent Handbags | Heeled Zippy Booties | Leather Skinnies

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Saint Laurent Chain Handbag | Steve Madden Bootie | Helmut Lang Leather Pants

Kerry Pieri’s back for more fashion inspiration on The Thread! There’s so much going on in this statement look, from grunge to prep to luxe lady.

You all know how much I love genre mixing, so Kerry’s outfit is pretty much my favorite! Her modern plaid dress is subtly daring and totally gorgeous. And, those Prada heels win the ‘most popular heel at Fashion Week’ award!

xo,
Crystal

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Print Skirts | Platform Peep-Toe Boots | Check-Print Tops

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Helmut Lang Twist Skirt | Topshop Peep-Toe Boot | Topshop Sheer Check Tee

February 7, 2014

Runway Rundown: Helmut Lang

Helmut Lang creative directors Michael and Nicole Colovos never fail to deliver a clean, minimal aesthetic, keeping things fresh with unique textures like draped leather, tulle insets and fur. This season proved not only a study in monochromatic dressing—the all-red ensemble being particularly bold—but also an exploration of graphic, abstract prints.

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Mary O’Regan
Photos: GoRunway.com

Another stunning ladylike look from Paris Fashion Week! Laura is my kind of girl, and I want to copy this outfit from head to toe.

Laura’s unique cat-eye sunnies and box clutch add some quirky flair to her chic black-and-white sheath. And, I have to admit, I wanted to steal those gorgeous silver platforms right off her feet!

xo,
Crystal

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Black-and-White Print Dresses | White Cat’s-Eye Sunglasses | Metallic Platform Sandals

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Helmut Lang Sleeveless Print Dress | Miu Miu Cat’s Eye Sunglasses | Steve Madden ‘Elie’ Sandal

Wowza! This striking look is one of my favorites of the day. Leather is such a huge trend this fall, and Zina’s all-leather look is tough and cool.

Her sunnies and flannel give the look a relaxed vibe, without compromising the edgy effect. While a leather turtleneck might seem difficult to wear, Zina (Fashionvibe) proves that it’s worth the effort!

xo,
Crystal

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Buckle Booties | Leather Tops | Mirrored Sunglasses

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Topshop ‘Argo Heavy Strap’ Bootie  | Helmut Lang Leather Sweatshirt | Ray-Ban Mirrored Sunglasses

Last week we took you inside Prabal Gurung’s New York showroom—this week we’re heading less than a mile away to Helmut Lang‘s light-filled headquarters, where our via C buyer, Cheri Dublinski, examines the spring collection.

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“I really liked the clean, straight lines of the new collection,” Cheri says. “These pieces are simple and easy to wear, and they’re made with interesting details or fabrics.”

Cheri snaps fit models wearing various pieces from the new collection. This helps her keep track of the garments she’s thinking about buying.

As we saw on the runway, creative directors Nicole and Michael Colovos used lots of perforation and leather for spring.

Silhouettes were loose and relaxed.

“There’s something for everyone in this collection,” Cheri says.

Stay tuned for more updates from the showrooms as our buyers make their spring selections.

In the meantime, check out our runway photos and front-row photos from Helmut Lang’s spring 2014 show.

Mary O’Regan

September 7, 2013

Front Row at Helmut Lang

We spotted some familiar faces in the front row at Helmut Lang yesterday.
(See also: our Helmut Lang spring 2014 runway photos)

Laura Brown and Joanna Hillman of Harper’s Bazaar

Caroline Issa of Tank magazine and Scott Schuman of The Sartorialist

Actress Taylor Momsen

Style Bubble blogger Susie Lau and Street Peeper’s Phil Oh

Zanna Roberts Rassi of Marie Claire

Tales of Endearment blogger and casting director Natalie Joos

Nicole Phelps of Style.com

Mary O’Regan