Haider Ackermann’s Spring 2012 collection strolled down the runway in shades of antiqued gold, sand, peridot, tourmaline and acqua marine. These particular jewel tones were rendered in silk satin and chiffon paired with sharply cut jackets, a leather piece here and there, and a liquid silver accordion pleated gown that closed the show.
Somehow the feeling of this show recalled Ingres’ odalisques to me in the languid air, the color palette, and the shapes of slouchy trousers, draped blouses that ended in scarf edging (or was it a scarf draped into a blouse) and the occasional veiled model. Some of the looks had definite references to safari detailing, and in layer on layer of sand and beige colored fabrics belonged in a romantic desert. -RS (Images via Vogue.it)