Helmut Lang

The self-taught Austrian designer Helmut Lang founded his namesake label in 1986, rising to fame by the mid-90s on the strength of his slim tailoring, denim, technical fabrics, and minimalist aesthetic influenced by contemporary art - one that would redefine the decade's notion of luxury. The New York-based label, independent of Lang since 2005, promises a contemporary urban wardrobe with an emphasis on architectural shapes, modern construction, and strong but subtle detail.