Helmut Lang is teaming up with Exactitudes for a new photo collection in celebration of the recent launch of the Re-Edition capsule collection. The collaboration, which marks the first time Ari Versluis and Ellie Uyttenbroek's ongoing photographic project has linked up with a brand, features Kanye West and Solange Knowles rocking some recognizable Lang pieces.
"I've been a Helmut fan since high school," Solange said of her involvement with Helmut Lang x Exactitudes. "It was a red drape dress during an era of super body conscious fits. I've really appreciated the evolution of Helmut Lang under Shayne [Oliver]'s direction and feel it really captures the tenor of the legacy in a really energized way."
For the shoot, Solange wore a Tom of England tee from Re-Edition Volume 1 and Helmut Lang Seen by Shayne Oliver shorts. Kanye, meanwhile, wore a hooded parka and slashed elbow sweater from his personal "Helmut Lang archive." The "Helmut Lang Fans" shoot also features Jimmy Grillo, Yohana Lebasi, Eric Lawrence, Rhamier Auguste, Anna Santangelo, and more.
Last year, as any jeans aficionado will recall, West was repeatedly spotted wearing an enviably vintage pair of subtly paint-splattered Helmut Lang jeans:
The first volume of the Re-Edition collection is currently available online and at select Helmut Lang shops worldwide. Re-Edition Volume 2 launches Feb. 6.