In a breathtaking meld of legacy and modernity, Peter Do unveils his debut for the Helmut Lang brand. Once a beacon of innovation, Lang transformed everyday wear into haute couture and introduced bondage motifs with unmatched elegance. His vision captivated style luminaries like Raf Simons, Phoebe Philo, and a young Peter Do, who discovered Lang during his formative Tumblr years.
Since Fast Retailing's stewardship, the Helmut Lang label has seen various interpretations. Amidst these shifts, Peter Do's emergence promises a harmonious blend of respect for the past and a fresh direction for the future. Channeling Lang's avant-garde advertising, he revives the iconic taxi cab campaigns, while partnering with the poetic brilliance of Ocean Vuong. This collaboration subtly evokes Jenny Holzer's original Lang installations, with the poetry beautifully woven into the venue and the attire.
In his designs, Do showcases an understanding of Lang's impeccable tailoring. He reintroduces signature elements like seat belt straps, making them both reminiscent of Lang's era and adaptable for today's discerning audience. Beyond design, Do possesses a sharp business acumen. He envisions a revitalised Helmut Lang brand that offers premium fashion at accessible price points, without compromising the individual identities of his personal brand and the enduring Helmut Lang legacy.