Paris Fashion Week Fall Winter 2018 : Haider Ackermann
“I wanted to have this fragility but at the same time show happiness through the colours. The girls were raised up.” For Ackermann that’s often the case: a balance between light and dark, good and evil and all the other yin and yangs you can think of. The repetition, of course, doesn’t make his rich colouration any less beautiful. In the sea of coppers and petrol hues, shiny princely pastels and liquid black surfaces, a gleaming bronze Aran knit tied as a scarf stood out, sparkling like the most precious treasure in this Aladdin-esque cave of gold. But frayed edges and rough ruffles countered all the riches, bringing that off-kilter element to the collection that Haider Ackermann always includes.
On the typically quiet soundtrack, Lou Reed philosophised about the Vanishing Act: “It must be nice to disappear, float into a mist with a young lady on your arm, looking for a kiss.” Asked if he was feeling melancholy, the designer shrugged. “Sometimes we all want to disappear... no?”