32 posts tagged "Haider Ackermann"
Opposites, insanity, clarity, abstraction, and minimalism all rolled into one—such was the concept behind photographer Erik Madigan Heck‘s electrifying images of Mary Katrantzou’s Spring ’13 collection. Heck, who has shot editorials and photographs for everyone from W magazine and Vanity Fair to Haider Ackermann and Ann Demeulemeester, has worked with Katrantzou on unexpected visuals since 2010. “I contacted her originally after she won the Swiss Textile Award. I was enamored with her creativity and use of color, and I thought we could collaborate in an interesting and innovative way,” Heck told Style.com. Intended as an artistic project rather than a campaign, the photos are an eye-catching (and, dare we say, refreshing) approach to showcasing Katrantzou’s clean Spring silhouettes and currency-inspired prints.
An object lesson in The Man’s Still Got It was presented at Madison Square Garden last night. Leonard Cohen—78 years young, headlining a tour he’s titled “Old Ideas”—played a packed house that, refreshingly, looked to range in age from toddling to mature. (Anecdotal: This reporter attended in the company, and at the insistence, of his retirement-age parents.) Cohen cycled through all the hits, including a spoken-word rendition of “A Thousand Kisses Deep,” which electrified Haider Ackermann’s Fall 2011 show, but as impressive as the set list was his swagger and style. You could almost believe that he could actually rehabilitate that most despised men’s accessory, the bolo tie, which hung around his neck. Time—and perhaps the next season of menswear shows, fast approaching in January—will tell. In the meantime, Cohen will move on to the Barclays Center tomorrow. First he takes Manhattan, then he takes Brooklyn.
Christian Lacroix, Haider Ackermann, Martine Sitbon, Bruno Frisoni. They all gathered at the Palais de Tokyo last night for a one-of-a-kind, one-woman fashion show: The Impossible Wardrobe, conceived and curated by the Musée Galliera’s Olivier Saillard and starring none other than Tilda Swinton. The performance lasted nearly 40 minutes, or about four times the normal length of a fashion show. No one minded. On the contrary, the crowd gave the duo a standing ovation.
Wearing white gloves, a lab coat, and beige suede pumps, Swinton variously carried, clutched, and presented vintage clothes and accessories up and down the runway, making eye contact with the audience along the way and pausing in front of a mirror to measure up how she might look if she was allowed to put them on. “It’s not possible to wear the clothes in a museum,” Saillard said, by way of explaining the show’s concept and name. “If Tilda hadn’t accepted our proposal, we wouldn’t have done it.” Above Swinton, a news ticker spelled put the pieces’ provenance, and there were some truly special items here: a 1968 Paco Rabanne dress worn by Brigitte Bardot, Elsa Schiaparelli-designed gloves with built-in gold talons from 1936, an embroidered top that belonged to Isadora Duncan in the 1920s, even a tailcoat covered in gold bullion worn by Napoleon. The Oscar winner actually sniffed the collar on that one, as if to get a sense of his essence. “C’est sublime,” said Bouchra Jarrar afterward. “A new way to talk about the history of fashion. One must never forget history.” In the history of this season, this will rank as one of its most fabulous moments.
CLICK HERE for a slideshow of Swinton wearing some of the pieces from the Musée Galliera collection >
With its intense insider focus, Industrie magazine always acts as a kind of fashion yearbook. The latest issue, out Wednesday, takes the concept literally. For a feature titled Class of 2012, the editors enticed some of fashion’s biggest names to rifle through their high school photo albums. You’ll likely recognize the floppy-haired fellow in the striped shirt, but who’s the future street-style star in the plain white Lacoste? Here’s your exclusive first look at the new issue, featuring Haider Ackermann on the cover (pictured, above), shot by Juergen Teller.