A quiet man

Berluti FW18
Fashion | 22 January 2018

For Haider Ackermann’s third collection for the house, the designer followed an introspective mindset: “In a world that is louder than ever, I like the idea of a quiet man. Serene, cool, collected, yet standing on his own two feet”.

Arriving at the vast Grand Palais, the venue had been transformed into a soft pink space that set a tranquil pace for the show. Known for his louche luxury, here Ackermann’s signature flow came via seamless outerwear pieces inspired by the brand’s iconic Alessandro shoe. Flowing nylon jackets came crafted from a single piece of fabric while natural leather coats were crafted with invisible seams to create a solid silhouette and sleek cocoon.

By removing seams and shoulder pad, a slim silhouette created a relaxed ease and hidden details such as grey cashmere lining and ivory silk pinstripes revealed secrets at the wearer’s discretion.  “As time goes by, the wearer’s personality becomes embedded in the clothes so that they become intimate and filled with emotion,” said Ackermann of his collection. Artistry and personality – it’s a killer combination.

GALLERYCatwalk looks from this show