Pillowneck Parka


The SS2000 collection by Helmut Lang focused on simple silhouettes, giving an air of lightness created by the translucent fabrics and materials carefully chosen for this collection. Despite its lightweight construction, the cotton and polyamide blend holds up durably with a distressed effect. The neck collar, inspired by travel neck rests, conceals a functional hood within and comes fully removable, along with a series of compartment pockets, front concealed button closure, and iconic bondage straps to secure and complete the jacket.


Good condition. Please see photos for full evaluation.


Size 54, fits up to X-Large
Pit to Pit: 24.5 Inches
Sleeve: 23 Inches
Length: 42.5 Inches


Helmut Lang’s introduction into fashion was akin to many menswear aficionados of late, as he took an interest in the garments worn by the stylish residents of Vienna. He admired them and wanted to explore this medium for himself. He has often been labeled as a minimalist, as he followed the modernistic architecture principle of “form follows function” religiously. He reimagined otherwise mundane clothing articles through precise alternations that ultimately transformed them into stylish wearable garments, unheard of at the time in menswear. His opus retrospectively displays a constant dialogue between the consumer and the product, as his pieces vary from those everyday pairs of jeans to gaudy sequin parkas for costuming.

Many of his design decisions centered around utilitarianism. Rationality and functionality were in priority before form making. Many of his most emblematic pieces center around three motifs – straps, stripes, and subtraction. Innovations in orthopedic therapy corsets mixed with Austria’s booming club-culture inspired Helmut’s various harnessing experiments. This specific motif creates a conversation between the wearer and the garment. From the straps around the cuffs of a sensually sliming long sleeve to the harness system built into a military-inspired parka, this motif prompts the wearer to “strap in.”

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