The Haider Ackermann second collection combining women’s and men’s on one runway explored gender and sexuality, but “it’s not unisex; it’s about borrowing”.
‘’It was all about borrowing clothes from your loved one’’, he said backstage. The patterns are gender specific and he used the same materials for women and men, which gives the clothes their sense of fluidity and interchangeability – and the Ackermann aesthetic its sense of romance.
As usual, the focus was sculptural tailoring, but not in the long liquid style or moody color palette laced with exoticism of seasons past. Instead, he showed his designs in red, white, and black, with only one or two hints of camel and gray.