16 Jun 2010

Events Haider Ackermann

HAIDER ACKERMANN Special guest di Pitti W n.6

Haider Ackermann will be the special guest at the forthcoming edition of Pitti W_Woman with an unique event presented by the Fondazione Pitti Discovery. Wednesday evening (8.30 pm), 16 June, Ackermann will present a special fashion event - “A Carte Blanche named OPIUM – Wardrobe for Men… & Women”, conceived as a site specific performance for the extraordinary venue of Palazzo Corsini.

“We are very happy that Haider Ackermann has accepted our invitation”, says Lapo Cianchi, director of communications and special events at Pitti Immagine, “because he has that unique ability – that we look for when working with fashion designers – of developing original concepts. We have been monitoring Ackermann ever since his first shows in Paris and now that his poetic, visionary talent and feeling for memory have become consolidated with a growing dramatic and seductive power we felt that the time was right to offer him a different stage – our stage – where he can feel free to continue his story or perhaps even be inspired to experiment with something totally new”.

Between force and fragility, between masculinity and femininity, the Ackermann women, with a distant gesture speaks about beauty, about melancholy, about wandering, about escaping of a certain nostalgie…
about love… for men whose gesture are as « lointain », élégant, masculine, illusive, decadent, reserved, debauched…
his heart on the run… Carte blanche, named « opium », for men and women.

Talking about Haider Ackermann:

“Ackermann has a vision and, although he does not move forward rapidly, his way of developing his aesthetic has an honesty about.(…) The designer has an individual spirit in the way he melds sporty clothes with a modern elegance.”(Suzy Menkes, International Herald Tribune)

“With a globe trotter’s trove of riches, Haider Ackermann finds his place in the fashion firmament. His clothes have the true elegance of Eternal Berber Tribal Dress as worn on the chichest and most enterprising starship from the future”. (Armand Limnander, T Magazine)