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Hakaan Womenswear S/S12

There's still a place for high octane sexy dressing where Hakaan is concerned

Where the rest of the season has now seen many manifestations of ultra pretty and ultra feminine women, Hakaan stuck to his guns and concentrated on his super sharp cuts, revealing the flesh wherever necessary (although never veering into tawdry territory) and making sure his girls are super sexy.  Hakaan cited Africa as an inspiration point although the prints barely detectable and the palette was only loosely derived in so much that black, white beige and a hint of yellow was used.  At the core of it, it was still all about cutting fabrics as close as possible to the body with a hint of sportswear (the other prevailing theme of the season) especially seen in the square panelled mesh that made for sheer skirts as well as the zip up bomber jackets with models' hands firmly placed in pockets.  It's difficult to see how Hakaan can change up his aesthetic and move things forward but sticking to one's signature as a newish name on the block is definitely a plus point.