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Backstage at Haider Ackermann SS15 Dazed
Ola Rudnicka (Next) backstage at Haider Ackermann SS15Photography Lea Colombo

Haider Ackermann SS15

Otherworldly seduction: the Columbian designer spawns a show-stopping collection of flesh-tone silks, backless knitwear and come-undone tailoring

Initial reaction:

A hazy, smoke-filled church, pierced with bright beams of light provided a pitch-perfect backdrop to Haider Ackermann’s ethereal and beautifully eerie spring vision. An industrial bass riff pulsed as models with pale, dewy skin; white eyelashes and sexy, sci-fi crops slowly sauntered down the runway in slouchy silk trouser suits, waist-cinching peplum jackets and asymmetric mini skirts.

How it was worn:

Stiff glossy leather belts orbited skin-tone satin tops and sharp, shoulder-skimming playsuits, while gathered chiffon blouses – slashed to the navel, were loosely tucked into low-slung trousers complete with sporty, racing stripes. Fans of the label’s more androgynous cuts will no doubt be inspired by the sleeveless crepe jackets, floor-length trench-coats and waistcoat tops. Vertiginous strappy heels notched up the sex factor.

Mix master:

Ackermann is known for his masterful use of colour, but his new line offered a truly artful palette that ingeniously riffed on the intergalactic theme, underscoring stark, sci-fi shades of white and pewter with earthy tones of putty, nude, heather and moss-green.