Haider Ackermann is a Master in Lines and Colors for Fall/Winter 2012-2013.
Haider Ackermann expresses a vision of a collection this fall season. His brilliance as a pattern making and draping shows that his technical skills are special to all of his designs. Ackermann showed the genius in his mind as well.
Silhouettes were dominated by a sharply geometric belt. There were some new volume in shapes of jackets that were short and thick and bunched in the back over slim skirts, a silk blouse with billowing sleeves, and an almost obsessive fascination of the lower torso.
The result of this were meticulously tiered and sculpted peplums, buttresslike hip adornments and leathers that pushed out at the waist to be cut away into dramatic tails. To soften that all up Ackermann did so beautifully with abundant hooded coats and languid dresses, including several gathered in front for a capelet effect.
Throughout this collection, the colors came in groups of oranges, reds, blues, and purples that were played with earthy neutrals.
For the final look, Ackermann cleverly held back the powerful creativity with a long sleeved purple dress with discreet folds in the shoulder. Pretty, simple and powerful.
Ackermann is a master of design who works with volume and is a magician with color. This collection spoke a language of beauty that everyone appreciated and gave a loud applause of appreciation.