AW03 served as one of the most recognized collections by Helmut Lang. He embraced his obsession with military elements, incorporating design cues from aviation suits, harness belts, and flight bombers. The models strutted down the runway, giving off the vibes of an almost futuristic space commander. Clothing was precisely tailored, and a color palette of black, navy, grey, ecru, and white allowed Lang to stay true to the minimalistic look he is known for. Metal infused nylon, corset-laced body knits, and safety harnesses, the sheer ingenuity of Lang is undeniable, as he manipulated form and functions, resulting in an amalgamation of grotesque beauty.