Feature: Haider Ackermann at Colombia Moda 2013 in Medellin, Colombia
Decade of Decadence.
By: Hina P. Ansari
*This is part of Ramp 1885′s newest series, “Fashion Travelogue–Medellin Edition” where we personally highlight the runways of the city’s fashion week, explore the city’s greater style scene including cool boutiques and fab street style and chats with the city’s style makers. Perfect for the fashion traveller.
The 24th edition of Colombia Moda, Colombia Fashion Week was launched by an exclusive invitation-only fashion show presented by Colombian-born noted designer, Haider Ackermann.
This was the first time that Ackermann presented in his birth-country and he used this unique opportunity to present a decade-long retrospective of his illustrious career which was held at Medellin’s Intelligent Building of EPM.
Presented to a packed house of 800 guests including the creme-de-la-creme of Colombian society, as well as local and global press (as well as Ramp 1885), Ackermann presented in incredible collection of jackets, trousers, tops and one-peice items in black with materials that became his hallmark including leather, satin and silk. Various jewel-toned colours broked out from the mesmerizing monochromatic introduction with fantastic silhouettes of androgyny, enhanced architectural angles both present in his creations as well as the model’s appearance with a stunning slick-back look.
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Photography courtesy of ColombiaModa 2013