Highlights from New York Fashion Week 2012Rag & Bone, Rodarte, Betsey Johnson and more
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Helmut Lang's current creative team, Nicole and Michael Colovos, carry the Austrian-founded brand's torch for sophisticated minimalism, evolving it in 2012 to be relaxed enough to find a home in the contemporary American sportswear vernacular. As other labels have recently done, they experimented with volume and print this season; though there were surgically precise blazers (in grey and white) and skinny shifts, there were also plenty of parachute shapes offered in the form of loose trousers and lengthier skirts. Tattoo artist Thomas Hooper created marine-inspired prints, which translated most pleasingly as an abstract visual detail on jackets.