Dear Shaded Viewers,

Haider Ackermann was in top form today, showing a powerful and cohesive collection, which seamlessly combined his menswear with his womenswear. The starting point was tailoring, which -in the designer’s hands- became an elegant and timeless statement that was flattering for both genders. It was, in fact, difficult to distinguish the men from the women sometimes, but it wouldn’t be fair to call the collection ‘androgynous’ either. Graphic prints and vibrant tones -such as greens and yellows- added charm and sensuality to the sharpest shapes, while botanical motifs seemed to reference faraway travels. Pants were either slouchy or narrow, combined with single or double-breasted blazers that were instantly desirable. Laser-cut detailing could be spotted on some of the jackets, as well as a full pleated skirt worn with a sleeveless top. It was nice to see Ackermann simplify his silhouette and strip it down to its essential form, focusing on pure lines and minimal styling. Walking confidently in their pointy leather boots, his models exuded strength and confidence, making this show beautiful and compelling.



Philippe Pourhashemi

A freelance fashion writer, consultant and stylist, Philippe Pourhashemi was born in Tehran in 1976. He grew up in Paris, before moving to Scotland to study Foreign Languages. His passions are fashion and culture, as well as music and film. He writes and styles features for Metal in Barcelona, Behind the Blinds in Brussels, Contributor in Stockholm, Veoir in New York and SKP in Beijing. He was named Fucking Young's Editor-at-Large in 2016 and has contributed to ASVOF since 2008, acting as Correspondent-at-Large since 2012. An avid traveler, he likes to explore exotic fashion weeks and unexpected destinations whenever he can.