Friday, August 26, 2011


Haider Ackermann, born in Columbia 1971, studied in Belgium and launched his first collection in 2001, has his own approach towards fashion. He is known for his masterful draping skills and avantgarde aesthetic.

He finally got some well deserved attention, when he dressed british actress Tilda Swinton in 2009 and  2011 for the Cannes Filmfestival.

As the Fashion editor of the International Herald Tribune, Suzy Menkes said it: 

"Tilda Swinton´s sensual elegance wiped the red-carpeted floor with the starlets in their strapless dresses and boned bodices. The Tilda offering was charisma without cleavage." - And I couldn´t agree more !

Take a look at his wonderful Fall 2011 collection here.

No wonder why Haider Ackermann has been one of Karl Lagerfeld´s favou- rites at first to take over at Chanel. But recently he rather sees him as an Givenchy-man. Instead he´s suggesting Riccardo Tisci to take over.

Ackermann has also been mentioned as a possible contender to replace John Galliano at Dior. Though it remains to be seen. For now it looks like Dior are going to reorganize and use an "in-house" designer, such as Marc Jacobs. . .

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