Helmut Lang – Artist/ Designer/ Visionary

Austrian born designer Helmut Lang, the self taught creative whose daring brilliance ensured sartorial success, has re-emerged after a self-imposed exile from the fashion fray. Known for his austerity, severe lines and use of high tech fabrics (along with being the first designer ever stream his show online), the risk taker has turned to art to fulfill his innovative spirit. His minimal sculptures, crafted from modest materials nod to his streamlined garments.

While the genius designer has given up clothing (he sold his namesake label to Prada Group in 2005), the spirit of his vision continues to shine through.