“We’re going through strange times; I wanted to have this fragility, but [also] something very uplifting,” is how Haider Ackermann summed up his autumn-winter 2018 moment. Underneath the Ackermann classics – like draped coats in animal spots or masterfully tailored jackets – a blast of electric colours emerged in form of tights and matching boots. But there was something unfamiliarly feminine about the collection – just see the pastel pink midi-dress in velvet or the mustard frock. Still, they feel just fine in here – it’s nothing new that the designer knows how to combine colours. The woman that Haider portrays used to wear a protective armour for the past few seasons. Now, she goes against the flow in her badass mullet and bold, polished neons.
Collage by Edward Kanarecki.