April 20, 2011

The Great Designers: Haider Ackermann

Born in Santa Fe de Bogotà, Colombia, he was adopted by a French family and grew up moving around the globe, due to his father's work. He's one of the brightest stars of the famous Antwerp's Royal Academy and started his career as an intern at John Galliano's Paris office. Encouraged by his friends, he presented his first, self-financed women's collection in Paris for autumn/winter 2002. His subtle and sensuous clothes immediately got the attention of buyers and editors. Just two weeks after his debut the man was hired as the head designer for Ruffo Research.

The success of Haider Ackermann was immediate and it's growing bigger with every collection. He says he can't define his signature designs because it's still too early for that. The artist is in constant search.His favorite elements include muted non-colors, the smock, the timelessness, the masculinity... The talented designer is still waiting for the feeling of a masterpiece, of a favorite.

 He's ultimate goal is to find the right balance. Inspired by contrasts he doesn't have a particular person in mind when working. It's more abstract for him, a gesture, an attitude, a passerby. Ackermann says that you can only design what you know and that there's no distinction between you and your memories, your experiences and your daily life. It is all attached to his work. 

For him designing is difficult. It puts him in doubt, in  a situation where he's not confident with himself, but it also challenges him and driven by the unknown, the dissatisfaction. He keeps looking for real beauty and to him that is the intriguing that makes your heart beat. I cannot think of a better definition? Can you?

For Haider Ackermann the greatest influence to his career were his friends who pushed him and encouraged him to start his own label. No wander the most important lesson he's ever learned in life is the richness of friendship. 

" Never stop challenging yourself! Never loose enthusiasm! "       ~ Haider Ackermann

Here are my favorite pieces from the Spring 2011 RTW collection:




To see the complete collection click here.
And If you are interested in the latest and very beautiful Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear collection it is here.
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Have a great day!



dotie said...

thanks for sharing this...
it's definitely nice to know more about the mastermind behind the brand :)

eclectic du jour

ChiccaStyle said...

He's a genius, a lovely artist!!!Great inspiration post!Thanks!

lady stardust said...

Some of them are so stunning!

Sarah said...

just amazing. i love the long pleated pieces, especially the blue dress xx

Sarah Luna said...

So good to know this fashion artist!
Love your blog!!!


Steffys Pros and Cons said...

great post! his designs are lovely!

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

Sandra Leiva said...

Nice collection <3

Michelle Lee said...

love his collection :)

La Mode En Rose said...

wow those maxi skirts are awesome! all looks fab!

kisses from La Mode En Rose= )

C & M said...

that's just simply gorgeous!

Jinling Jade said...

amazing pieces these are! especially the first two black ones!


Viv said...

ooo i love this collection, thanks for sharing!


Ruby Girl said...

wowsa! this stuff is STUNNING. what a talented designer. <3 EverRubyGirl.blogspot.com

the nyanzi report said...

his show was simply the best i saw last season.

vintage process said...

Amazing collection! Love electric blue dress

Fash Boulevard said...

amazing spotlight. another wonderful post my love if you get a free second please stop by to see multiple post a day on all the latest celebrity fashion news and check out pictures from the fall/winter preview I attended yesterday in Beverly Hills. Would love your support. xoxo


Ellinor Forje said...

That blue dress is amazing, followed by the red one to the left. Thanks for sharing the photos and drop by me too, soon.


Flowergirls said...

Like those clothes! &that quote is very inspiring <3

Ira Velychko said...

i love the designs and the pops of color here and there

GretchTM said...

He's very talented! His designs are fabulous!

Sienna said...

i love the red in his designs!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Great quote and I love the black and blush!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

I V Y said...

he's such a great designer. such edgy and out there pieces!

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Paola said...



Biser Sable said...

обожавам дълги поли и рокли, така че тази колекция ме спечели! :)

Pauline said...

I totally love his designs¡


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