Two for one: Helmut Lang and Wayne F'10
Well, I put these together for a reason: similar outerwear silhouettes. I'm tempted to call this the influence of Rick Owens, but I think that may be a little too simplistic. In any case, I was pleasantly surprised by Helmut Lang. I'm generally not a big fan because the designs are too austere, but this time around, I was happy to see a color palette that included more than just black and some fabrics that beg to be touched. As for Wayne, if there were ever a collection to make me consider wearing sweats outside for more than just a quick run to Target, this would be it.