There is a huge 3 day sample sale going on this week. Two very must-have collections is on sale under the same roof. Do not miss this one! Tell them KibitzHOMME sent you…
The Helmut Lang fashion brand was created by Austrian fashion designer Helmut Lang (born 1956) in 1986. Lang is known for his minimalist, deconstructivist, and often severe designs. The Helmut Lang brand still exists today, but has been carried on without Mr. Lang’s involvement since 2005.
Originally from Vienna, where he set up his own fashion boutique in 1979, Lang branched out to Paris in the early 1980s to be closer to the international fashion scene. He became famous for his simple but refined designs, his slim suits in black or white, his denim collection, and the use of high-tech fabrics. Lang eventually took the opportunity of his label’s growing success and moved his company’s headquarters to New York City in 1997. His fashion was sold in upscale department stores and through select retailers, as well as in signature Helmut Lang stores around the world. In 1999 Lang entered into a partnership with Prada Group which resulted in the acquisition of the Helmut Lang brand by Prada in 2004, and Mr. Lang’s departureLink Theory of Japan in 2006. Link Theory then re-launched the Helmut Lang label with new designers in 2007. from the label in 2005. Prada, however, struggled with the brand and consequently sold it to Link Theory of Japan in 2006. Link Theory then re-launched the Helmut Lang label with new designers in 2007.
rag & bone was born of the shared frustrations of Marcus Wainwright and David Neville not being able to buy the jeans that they wanted to wear. Founded in 2002, rag & bone had one very clear vision in mind: to make clothes that they and their friends would love to wear everyday. With no formal fashion training, rag & bone set about learning how to make jeans. They believed that denim represented the history, authenticity and fundamentals of classic work wear that they would strive to reflect in their designs.
Behind the name:
A century-old British fixture, the rag and bone man was known for practicing the first form of recycling. The rag and bone man would travel by horse and cart (traditionally a Shire or Clydesdale), circling the neighborhood in search of scrap metal, old furniture, wood or anything else that he could sell or reuse to support himself. Children would come running at the shouts of “rag and bone” to collect sweets and candies in exchange for the items they loaded onto his cart.
SSS Sample Sales
261 W 36th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY
Wednesday, May 14th and Thursday, May 15th from 10am-7pm
Friday, May 16 from 10am-6pm