• Text Clementine Zawadzki
  • 5th March 2018

Sci-fi sirens

The scene at Haider Ackermann’s show was very Fifth Element, with models sporting sharp, tousled mullets in structured and stylised outfits that would even make Milla Jovovich jealous. The futuristic feel of the collection is no surprise, coming from the designer who wears his aptitude for the imaginary on his sleeve. Celebrated for his dynamic nomad-inspired tailoring, here silhouettes were tailored, with outerwear casually tied around the waist, while bright coloured stockings, patent trousers and metallic lace-up boots gave a polished edge when paired with frayed biker jackets, ruffled blouses, 80s glam rock zebra prints and bold co-ords of orange and pink.

A wave of lush romanticism throughout (Haider’s calling card), the integration of velvet and the soft (at times billowy) hemlines of midi dresses brought a relaxed composition to the mix, alongside loose-fitting tuxedo suits with luxe detailing on the underside of coats and button work. Sci-fi sirens decked out for strange times – Haider Ackermann’s woman strides onwards.