Helmut Lang seems to like working in decades. The Austrian born New Yorker got into the fashion industry by chance in 1995. Ten successful years and many 90s defining eclectic collections later, in 2005, he quietly walked away led by a dream to make art.
Lang referred to those moments of his life as chapters that separate the present from the past distinguishing the two as the time to be and the eras to leave behind - so much so that, once the decision to exist the industry was made, he cut the umbilical cord for good almost literally by shredding the remaining 6000-8000 items from his "Séance de travail" archives in 2010 and then incorporating the confetti into the nearly 200 pillar-like resin and pigment sculptures of meditative quality.
The exhibition opens at Sperone Westwater Gallery New York on 8 January 2015.
For details visit the gallery's website and read WSJ's Helmut Lang: second act & W's Helmut Lang that tell you everything you'd need to know about the designer.
As for me, it's time to revisit my Helmut Lang skirt circa 2003, one of the pieces I adore and would never part with, especially now.