PARIS, Oct 9, 2010 / FW/ — On top of his creative energy this season, Haider Ackermann sent out an extremely modern and ultra sexy Spring 2011 collection.

With main elements culled from the Japanese kimono and medieval clothing, Ackermann translated them into seductive gowns, leather jackets and polished urban wear.

Standouts include an all black ensemble of slim trousers and a reworked vest made into a sleeveless / backless top which was elegantly complemented by a burgundy cape/coat which was casually thrown over one shoulder and thus serving as a cape and a train.

Reworking the biker jacket this time, Ackermann removed the back and the sleeves and thus making it uber sexy, and then worked in zippers both for function and as adornment.

Daywear consists of a black wrap skirt based on a kimono complete with the obi that was used as a drop waist belt. What made it interesting is the burnt orange kimono-inspired top which was complemented by a snug fitting Eaton tuxedo jacket which was given a tail.

Haider Ackermann created an ambiguous and complex image of a strong modern woman, respectilvey combining the purely masculine and feminine qualities of the samurai and geisha.

[MARI DAVIS & LIDIA BARDINA]
Photos by DR

Paris PrĂȘt-a-porter Spring 2011