If Fashion is all about creativity and talent , then Haider Ackermann is a master player at rising it to new heights. His most recent “Pitti Immagine” 2011 male collection ,debuted in Florence after eight years of successive women collection proved yet again another great triumph.
In Paris, thanks to his Fall 2010 collection, Haider Ackermann displayed a modern elegance towards the futuristic laser cut leather jacket with entwined high collars creating grace to embossed dresses. The male collection " A Carte Blanche named Opium ", presented during the international fair in Florence, manifests Haider Ackermann’s style yet again, using muted colors and signature, silent black, to bring out the mature more relaxed side in men. Haider created a vivid collection with asymmetrical draped Samurai influenced jackets, with voluminous long mirrored patchworks and brocaded pants, creating a simplicity towards the masculine side in men.
Designer Haider Ackermann, born in Santa Fe’, Bogotá, in 1971, was adapted by a French family, growing up spending most of his childhood in various cities throughout Europe and Africa. He then moved to Antwerp in order to study Fashion design at the world famous Royal Academy of fine arts. In 2002 designer Haider Ackermann embarked in his first female collection in Paris with the encouragement of Fashion Designer Raf Simons. Ackermann didn’t stop there as he continued to boost out sense of what is achievable as the designer won the Swiss Textiles Award in 2004 , the richest and most prestigious fashion prize in all Europe.
It’s no surprise his childhood has influenced him to create such outstanding collections mixing culture to craft an overall look of elegant and luxurious street style, expressing dolce vita in a seductive character.