HARD PRESS

November 03 2011

HARD PRESS. WHITEWALL MAGAZINE. 
Get to know our Creative Directors, Michael & Nicole Colovos in Emily Kropp’s in depth interview. Read it.

HARD PRESS. WHITEWALL MAGAZINE.

Get to know our Creative Directors, Michael & Nicole Colovos in Emily Kropp’s in depth interview. Read it.

September 13 2011

vogue.
FASHION’S NIGHT OUT: Shoppers at Helmut Lang Put a Personal Spin On the Official Fashion’s Night Out T-Shirts

vogue.

FASHION’S NIGHT OUT: Shoppers at Helmut Lang Put a Personal Spin On the Official Fashion’s Night Out T-Shirts

September 12 2011

HARD PRESS. STYLE.COM REVIEW OF THE HELMUT LANG SPRING 2012 RUNWAY SHOW. 
By Nicole Phelps
Five years into their career at Helmut Lang, Nicole and Michael Colovos put their collection on the runway for the first time. Other designers in their situation might’ve felt obliged to add a few bells and whistles, but not this husband-and-wife team. They’ve built a real business on the consistency of their clothes’ cool, urban vibe—lots of black, lots of leather, a sharply cut blazer for every slouchy T-shirt. And they didn’t veer from the course with their solid Spring collection. The jackets were cropped and cut away high in back; the pants had the easy sensibility of sweats; the tees (and there were plenty of them) were asymmetric, drapey, and layered.For their prints, the Colovoses always riff on the work of a contemporary artist. This time it was Richard Serra. The oversize brushstrokes added the only note of color in the collection: sunshine yellow. The bra tops were something new (ditto the bared midriffs), but their customers will likely be happy to see them—try finding an edgy bra at Victoria’s Secret. The closing looks, with their collages of sequins, leather cording, and embroideries, were a step in a crafty-couture direction the Colovoses hadn’t explored before. But don’t call them showpieces. “We’d never put something on the runway that we didn’t believe in for sales,” Michael said. Now that’s a novelty.

HARD PRESS. STYLE.COM REVIEW OF THE HELMUT LANG SPRING 2012 RUNWAY SHOW.

By Nicole Phelps

Five years into their career at Helmut Lang, Nicole and Michael Colovos put their collection on the runway for the first time. Other designers in their situation might’ve felt obliged to add a few bells and whistles, but not this husband-and-wife team. They’ve built a real business on the consistency of their clothes’ cool, urban vibe—lots of black, lots of leather, a sharply cut blazer for every slouchy T-shirt. And they didn’t veer from the course with their solid Spring collection. The jackets were cropped and cut away high in back; the pants had the easy sensibility of sweats; the tees (and there were plenty of them) were asymmetric, drapey, and layered.

For their prints, the Colovoses always riff on the work of a contemporary artist. This time it was Richard Serra. The oversize brushstrokes added the only note of color in the collection: sunshine yellow. The bra tops were something new (ditto the bared midriffs), but their customers will likely be happy to see them—try finding an edgy bra at Victoria’s Secret. The closing looks, with their collages of sequins, leather cording, and embroideries, were a step in a crafty-couture direction the Colovoses hadn’t explored before. But don’t call them showpieces. “We’d never put something on the runway that we didn’t believe in for sales,” Michael said. Now that’s a novelty.

September 11 2011

THE MAKING OF THE SPRING 2012 SHOW. NY TIMES.

 

The raw Pier 57 before staging.

The set designer Alexandre de Betak during installation.

Installing the stage.

Casting for the show.

The designers Nicole and Michel Colovos cast the show at their studio.

Casting at the Helmut Lang studio.

A model waiting…

 

The designers and de Betak watch the rehearsal.

Makeup backstage.

The scene backstage.

Models in the collection’s all-white looks.

Nicole and Michael Colovos being interviewed before the show.  

On the runway: layered sports bras and silk pants.

Nicole Colovos and de Betak watch from backstage.

The finale.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE. 

PHOTOGRAPHY BY IOULEX FOR T: THE NEW YORK TIMES STYLE MAGAZINE 

August 15 2011

HARD PRESS. TEEN VOGUE. THE COMEBACK KIDS. 
Featuring our Pre-Fall 11 Black Vortex Draped Dress.

HARD PRESS. TEEN VOGUE. THE COMEBACK KIDS.

Featuring our Pre-Fall 11 Black Vortex Draped Dress.

July 28 2011

HARD PRESS. INSTYLE GERMANY. HAPPY HIPPIE.
Featuring our AW11 Alpaca Tape Pullover in Dark Sand.

HARD PRESS. INSTYLE GERMANY. HAPPY HIPPIE.

Featuring our AW11 Alpaca Tape Pullover in Dark Sand.

July 21 2011

HARD PRESS. COSMOPOLITAN. ROCK MEETS ROMANCE. JULY 2011. 
Featuring our SS11 Long Sequence Skirt.

HARD PRESS. COSMOPOLITAN. ROCK MEETS ROMANCE. JULY 2011.

Featuring our SS11 Long Sequence Skirt.

June 29 2011

FEATURE OF THE DAY. HAMPTONS MAGAZINE. SUMMER OF CHELSEA. 
Featuring Chelsea Handler in our SS11 Geometric Pointelle Ivory Top.

FEATURE OF THE DAY. HAMPTONS MAGAZINE. SUMMER OF CHELSEA.

Featuring Chelsea Handler in our SS11 Geometric Pointelle Ivory Top.

June 08 2011

FEATURE OF THE DAY. STYLE.COM. RESORT REVIEW. 
"Our girls don’t do resort."
Creative Directors, Michael and Nicole Colovos

FEATURE OF THE DAY. STYLE.COM. RESORT REVIEW.

"Our girls don’t do resort."

Creative Directors, Michael and Nicole Colovos

May 09 2011


FEATURE OF THE DAY. W MAGAZINE. EDITOR’S BLOG.

Featuring our SS11 Slack Jersey Long Skirt.

FEATURE OF THE DAY. W MAGAZINE. EDITOR’S BLOG.

Featuring our SS11 Slack Jersey Long Skirt.

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