Haider Ackermann Women Autumn-Winter 2015 – Haider Ackermann is the latest fashion house victim to have been bitten by the textured pattern bug, resulting in a beautiful mix of urban glamour for the modern woman.
It is clear that Ackermann has learned much from his childhood spent in Ethiopia, Chad, Algeria and France, before moving to the Netherlands. His time in each country has shaped his creative mind quite nicely. Cultural differences influence Ackermann’s designs, contrasting and blending dress codes, using different textures and asymmetrical cuts.
His creations are modern and dynamic, suited to urban areas and full of refined sophistication; his AW15 collection was a fine example of this. Mixed media chic – silk, satin, cashmere and velvet, leather and chiffon. Layered print motifs ran throughout the collection; check, leopards, spots and tweed bought an urban element.
The staple white shirt was deconstructed with frill detailing adding a sexy feminine vibe.
After his show, Ackermann said he thought about “the failures of life” when designing this collection. He referenced scarring, and applied that to his designs. “When you have to repair, stitch, you take old tweeds and do a patchwork.” This bought a rawness to the line; loose top – stitching on the waist band of tailored trousers and was echoed with white thread weaved into the hair of the models.
A dark and sweet silhouette was created with strong-shouldered coats tied at the waist. Low slung pants teamed with thick checkerboard print belts and leather gloves.
The Colombian designer created a collection for a woman who loves to experiment with her fashion, and who lives life to the full, failures included.
Haider Ackermann Women Autumn-Winter 2015