I’m not sure what it is that’s so appealing about Haider Ackermann’s work. I find it a little dull. Perhaps it’s work that needs to be viewed up close and worn because apparently his jackets have an amazing cut and fit. His spring collection had an air of a well-traveled woman ready to weather a dust storm. There were some nice leather jackets with epaulettes and military pockets on the front. This theme extended to silk cargo pants but it didn’t work as well and looked dated. A neat little crinkled jacket with epaulettes looked modern as did the dresses that were cut short at the front and long at the back (the mullet of dresses?).
His work has a romanticism and sensuality in his work like that of Olivier Theyskens and Alber Elbaz of Lanvin. Maybe that’s the appeal.


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