Debuting my first posting of Designer Stalker, where on occasion I will introduce you to up and coming designers and those under the radar causing a stir in the fashion industry. Haider Ackerman may not be a house hold name now but trust me, he will.
Columbian born and adopted by French parents, his childhood was filled with cultural diversity, having been raised throughout Europe and Africa to later settle in the Netherlands. After his prestigious studies at the Academy of Antwerp Fashion Institute in Belgium, he trained with several design houses in France to later debut his line in 2001.
Haider’s Collection is gracefully edgy; reminding me of an abstract work of art, with asymmetrical vitality, mixed with purity and complexity that can sometimes be transformed into minimalism. As confusing as that may sound, it works. He’s often noted that his work is inspired by cultural differences in which he admires.
I love how he seduces textures into his interpretation of a poetic vision and how he carefully translates leather pieces into modern elegance with an avant-garde influence. Haider joins the ranks of industry darlings; Rick Owens, the late Alexander McQueen, Yohji Yamamoto and new comers, Flora Gill and Alexa Adams of Ohne Titel. If I were you, I’d start stalking him today.
The Haider Ackerman Collection can be stalked at H. Lorenzo on Robertson Boulevard in Los Angeles.
I’ll talk with ya later honeys.