Haider Ackermann Womenswear F/W 2011

The Belgian designer hit another level of greatness with a sublimely executed collection… This was the general consensus in Paris this month.

Dazed and Confused has this to say…

Finally after a build up of consistently beautiful and thought-provoking collections, finally the crème de la crème of the fashion world all get it and understand that Ackermann is a master when it comes to seducing an audience with clothes.

His methods of seduction were on full display. High priestess-esque black coats belted at the waist trailed slowly as blocks of white were slowly introduced until a belted white robe that was crisply regal went past us. The tuxedo lapels mixed with Ackermann’s particular take on kimono-wrap jackets and coats then ensued in leather, a material he knows how to get full impact out of. A sensual fluidity came with the satin dresses that could have been a haphazardly draped ultra-long sash but we knew it was all strategically placed on the body.

Ackermann’s superb colour sensibility erupted at the combination of jewel tones. It felt like a full-blown culmination point of Ackermann’s body of work, one that finally had everyone firmly and staunchly rooting for him.

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