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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Photos courtesy of: style.com

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