Helmut Lang SS 1999 MA-1 Bomber
This is an Archive Helmut Lang Black Cotton Bomber Jacket from the Spring/Summer 1999 collection.
The bomber jacket is a staple piece of Helmut Lang’s work, and this fine example comes from one of the most important and transitive eras of his career. This minimalist MA-1 Bomber Jacket from 1999 predates his more famous 'bondage' strap bombers and conforms more to the traditional MA-1 style. Lang's design approach was becoming more influenced by the subversion of the streets, nightlife, and youth culture at this time. As a result of that influence, Lang takes the military MA-1 bomber jackets which were being worn by teenagers and young adults, but elevated to the level of high fashion by reimagining the piece to it’s most sleek and simplest form. Made in Italy from a lightweight cotton fabric, the jacket features a vertical zipper opening, two diagonal pockets on the lower half of the front side, and the famous MA-1 style sleeve pocket. The jacket also features hidden jetted zipper pockets on both the right and left side of the inside of the jacket. Made over 20 years ago this jacket would later become the blueprint for all bomber jackets made after it.
Has held up in incredible condition for its age, only flaw is a very slight stain under the left pocket flap *pictured*
Not only is the stain covered by the pocket but is also nearly invisible when uncovered.
Marked Size 46
Chest: 20.5 in.
Shoulder to Shoulder: 18 in.
Sleeve Length: 26 in.
Length: 24.5 in.
Hem: 17.5 in.
Made in Italy
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