It’s a design crime in the most literal sense: Someone has been methodically destroying the archives of fashion demigod Helmut Lang, who quit the biz in 2005, leaving his brand to lesser hands and the industry to mourn the loss of an incomparable minimalist master. That someone is Lang himself.
And we don’t know what’s worse: The fact that he’s annihilating more than 25 years worth of his beautiful, brainy collections or that he’s using said collections to make boring art.
Uniqlo's parent company is determined to become the largest apparel retailer in the world. (Zara owner Inditex currently holds that throne.) From Helmut Lang to Theory, Fast Retailing is behind continually gaining traction in the fashion world. Take a look—they may be responsible for more items in your closet than you realized.