Haider Ackermann has been nurturing a growing fan base for several years now, and after his last two triumphant shows, people are really paying attention to the hugely talented designer. This season saw the Colombian introduce a more masculine attitude to his collection, drawing on the sartorial drama of the Romantic nineteenth-century poets Byron and Baudelaire, and the fifties rockabillies—with a dash of Ziggy Stardust–era David Bowie. Sumptuous fabrics were artfully layered over deconstructed leather biker jackets, rich silk dressing gowns fell off the body and mannish brogues added a cool ‘devil may care’ attitude. Combined with Ackermann’s astonishing use of colour, skillfully mixing rich magentas, deep violets and peacock blues, what resulted was a thrilling show that assures Ackermann’s status as one of Paris’ most valued talents.
Text: Caroline Newell
Photography: Mitchell Sams