Monday, 25 July 2011


What do you do when you're a world-famous fashion designer, who's worked tirelessly on countless collections, and you decide one day to quit fashion to become an artist? You repurpose 6,000 of your garments and destroy them for your art.

That's what Helmut Lang did, anyway. The Austrian designer turned artist speaks to Hint Magazine about his drastic decision to give twenty years of beloved sartorial archives a completely different meaning. Head here for the full interview.

The resulting pieces, which are stalactite columns of shredded & tortured cloth, are on display at The Fireplace Project in East Hampton (NY). Check out some shots below and click here for more.

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