ABOUT THE BRAND
Colombian designer Haider Ackerman launched his namesake line in 2001 and has quietly, and without compromise, upheld an aesthetic for years before taking his place in the limelight. Ackermann first showed at the Paris collections 10 years ago now and has built up a loyal following with the most sartorially forward thinking. Now, though, his runway presentations and the highly singular vision they represent are one of the high points of the French fashion season across the board. Still – and relatively speaking – Ackermann works against the mainstream. His collections comprise a stately procession of models, each wearing their own individual, intricately worked and impeccably realised style. Colour sings. The drape of his fabrics is among the finest in the industry. Leather is moulded, tooled and washed until it is as delicate as tissue paper. There are no money-spinning bags or other trinkets to detract from the story that is, and always has been, the clothes.