March 5, 2012

Artistic Draping In Haider Ackermann’s Show

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After having explored a boxier, more masculine figure last season, for his Fall/Winter 2012-2013 collection, Haider Ackermann went back to organic shapes, imagining a series of sophisticated outfits, with feminine drapings and accentuated waistlines.

Slender and elegant silhouettes came in the form of draped blouses, tucked into wide-leg trousers, or dresses with cummerbund belts. To enhance the body’s hourglass silhouette even more, the designer created peplum jackets with rounded shoulders and numerous origami-like pleats.

Draped dresses were alternated with straight line coats over trousers or skirts with provocative slits, some in double layers of fabric, to create the illusion of volume.

The designer also played with textures, pairing rough fabrics, such as leather, with soft ones, like chiffon or silk. The biker jacket was reinterpreted in an ultra-feminine manner, now flaunting pleats and an accented waistline. Ackermann has thus made it clear that his love for drapings and layering doesn’t just apply to creating dresses.

The entire series of outfits was accessorized with ankle boots with a fetish edge, laced up at the front as well as at the side, and also, a series of scarves, which contributed to the outfits’ refined feel.

The chromatic palette included surprising tones – pumpkin orange, cobalt blue, eggplant, paprika red, musrard, but also a dose of black and tones of gray.

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