Imaxtree(3); HBO; Courtesy of Helmut Lang
Helmut Lang’s signature downtown look got a dose of medieval for fall 2012, with a "Game of Thrones"-inspired collection that any noble in Westeros — or any fan in our non-mythical world — would love. Creative directors Nicole and Michael Colovos said they looked for an “interpretation of 'The Game of Thrones' guardians,” and as a result, “their dual existence of forest life and a stark minimal world is embodied in the mixing of hard and soft fabrics, tree bark printed leather, and minimal body conscious silhouettes.” In addition, the lineup boasts textured sweaters evoking body armor and fauna-printed pants and dresses, as well as a first-time shoe collaboration with LD Tuttle designer Tiffany Tuttle.
I strove to design footwear for the Helmut Lang collection that was powerful but understated, allowing the materials to create beautiful shapes on their own,” Tuttle said of her five-piece capsule, which includes wedge booties and over-the-knee styles covered in stringray, rubbed suede, and a blood-spattered print.
Check out the images below of Helmut Lang's new looks, and shop the collection starting this month at Helmut Lang stores and helmutlang.com.
Leather jacket: Minus the fur, it's a great, supple leather jacket Eddard Stark would approve of ($1,390).
Leather coat: A leather jacket Sansa Stark would love ($1,795).
Blood-red clothes: Blood red, the color of choice for Cersei Lannister (played by Lena Headey).
Fauna inspiration: Fauna-inspired pieces that would fit on Daenerys Targaryen, played by Emilia Clarke ($695 for a similar chiffon dress at helmutlang.com).
Layered armor: Keeping warm like Robb Stark.
Tough boots: Over-the-knee boots that would fit into Gregor Clegane's medieval look ($750 to $795).
Medieval wedges: LD Tuttle's wedge boots feature stingray, blood-spattered print, and toughened-up suede ($645 to $695).
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