We love Haider Ackermann; and if the fashion world held a popularity contest for the most sought after up-and-coming designer, he no doubt would win the prize! Karl Lagerfeld once said that Ackermann should be the one to replace him as Creative Director for Chanel in the future. We couldn’t wait to see his new collection and are super excited to share what he has presented for his Fall 2011 collection during Paris Fashion Week.
While last season he forayed into bold color, Ackermann began his Fall 2011 show with pure black-satin coats that is. Soon enough, ivory hued trousers entered the picture, followed by a gorgeous combination of metallic jeweled tones.
But Ackermann’s well-deserved popularity doesn’t just stem from his choice of brilliant color pairings-his artistic craftsmanship and ability to drape, twist, tuck and tailor leather, satin, silk and suede into beautiful coats, jackets and dresses makes Ackermann’s style unique and almost unprecedented.
Similar to his previous collection, Ackermann focused on the details that made each look undeniably his-cinching waists with wide belts, rolling sleeves past elbows, albeit this time with a more masculine attitude. The designer backstage said regarding the Ackermann girl, “Last season, she was letting herself go. Now she wants to be more reserved.” Reserved but not unnoticed, as Ackermann’s “girl” strutted around confidently in second-skin knits, which revealed a lot of leg , as well as cut-out jackets worn with metallic sapphire trousers-not a look for the typical wallflower.