Holding true to EBcult’s (soon to be Beautiful Savage) mission we, as curators, try to give light to those artists who haven’t attained a mainstream platform. But sometimes, or most times, as art often does, a collection of work will speak for itself, rising to the brim of visual grandeur.

Haider Ackermann, the Colombian born, French fashion designer, is one such artist.

Ackermann’s Spring 2013 ready-to-wear collection is rich with menswear inspirations, a Rick Owens’ style of layered textures, with the tailoring of Céline. In a runway season that has highlighted the androgyny trend, Ackermann has managed to create pant suit after pant suit (twenty-nine out of his thirty-seven looks) that scream sex, power, femininity, and grace.

Layered robes, silk jackets, massive belts to cinch the waist, and plunging necklines against square shoulders are just some of his delicate techniques. Trousers range from a skinny pant to a wide leg trouser, resembling silhouettes of a leather legging to a soft pajama pant and in between.

The color palette is perfection: black, gray, navy, ivory, muted plum, displayed occasionally with subdued geometric prints. Ackermann has developed a fresh approach on a tiring movement, maintaining structure and grandeur while allowing breathy elegance to emanate.

Images courtesy of Style.com

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