Thursday, June 22, 2017

Haider Ackermann spring men’s 2018



There is something oddly magnetic about this collection that made me look more than once. The obvious is its graphic stark patterning in black and white. Then you notice the exquisitely rarefied color palette and how this collection was shown. The presentation is slick, clean, sharp and so appealing on so many levels. Lastly there is this curious undercurrent of unisex or androgyny that once again is so irresistible in this incarnation. 
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The tailoring is superb; the sprezzatura of it all makes it all the more eye catching although nothing about it is by chance. The models, though interchangeable, are perfectly cast as components that assist in fulfilling the designer’s vision on the catwalk. It’s all razor sharp, simple and yet nods to current trends without looking trendy. 
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Do I think this is the antidote to the pervasive “ugly is the new pretty” trend …no...? But, at least I think Ackermann offers clothes that can be worn by men and coveted by men and still look like men … and then there are the women who will wear this and feel as sexy as if they are wearing the scantiest of bikinis.