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HAIDER ACKERMANN FW2014

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by sipang, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. sipang

    sipang Well-Known Member

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  2. sipang

    sipang Well-Known Member

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    Even though Haider's signature iridescent fabrics in strong colors are always nice to look at, the move to a largely monochromatic gray palette w/ touches of muted colors marks a welcome departure. The coats look phenomenal. Still not on board with what's going on from the waist down, can't help but feel that less slim less cropped trousers would make for a much more cohesive silhouette. But that's been one of HA's trademark so that's not going to change.
     
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    those patterned coats are amazing. the lack of vibrant colors definitely draw my attention more to the tailoring and makes it look more luxe i think. i actually like the extreme taper/cropped pants, but that's more of a personal style thing rather than looking at it with the whole collection in mind. i would say this and dries are my favorite so far for fall.
     
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    Every single look was excellent. The outerwear, as Sipang said, is amazing.
     
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    Holy wow - this is amazing.
     
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    I think the looks would be significantly less interesting with more conventional pants. The coats make the headlines but the depth is provided by everything else. I really like this stuff. Whether I could actually wear any of it is another question, but it's making me think and that's good.
     
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    Agree that the pants could be a bit less tight and I'm not very fond of the footwear.
    Like Sipang said, I think the silhouette is better with some more volume from the hips down.
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    The overall look is fantastic though and feels very unique. Love the colors scheme and patterns as well.

    Who stock this?
     
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  8. pickpackpockpuck

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    I actually like the pants. But yeah, this was phenomenal. Last coat is amazing
     
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    this is phenomenal. slim bottoms aside, the proportions are mesmerizing and the fabrics seem delicious....really look forward to checking this stuff out
     
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    really nice. love the coats and draping/volume of grey tweed and flannel. excellent geometrics and palette too. the two bomber jackets are sick. i'm sure the clothes will be hard to find outside of paris/europe, yeah?

    more photos at nytimes here.

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    thanks for posting that, Parker. pics are great, and i checked out the Times' coverage of other shows too, including dries. also, think I was wrong about the pants. the more I look at this the more I think baggy pants pooling around the feet would work better. even so, the more I look the more I like it.
     
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    Men have great coats but women have all the cool pants.



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    I tried on some of the men's coats, absolutely fantastic - only caveat was the $4000 pricetag
     
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    It's always struck me as a tough brand - either you go full on tilda swinton or you do...something else. Looking at the more basic pieces on the racks feels occasionally futile, like you buy the stunners and then you need all the rest to fill it in. I don't know if that's fair, since it's not really different from a lot of brands, and maybe speaks to the cohesiveness of the collections - the price makes it hard to appreciate at anything but a long distance though.

    Women's silhouettes are great - and I've always been on board with the men's pants. Gives it all a more militaristic/maybe gaucho vibe.
     
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    Some of the pieces definitely work better in the context of the brand, something I don't know too much about since I've not followed it too closely, but a fair number of pieces are absolute stunners by themselves. This is the coat in question (in a cheaper fabric - only $3000!) - minimalistic details, relaxed, relaxed silhouette, and a perfectly rolled collar that can be worn in a shawl-collar or "no-collar" and still protect the back of the neck. Haider Ackermann is on par with Stephan Schneider in that you have an immediately visceral reaction to the quality of the clothing due to the wonderful fabrics used and garments that showcase them immediately - it's just priced three times as high.

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    Although I feel like this collection is probably the easiest so far in terms of trying to integrate pieces into an existing wardrobe. Camel tones, cashmere etc. The silky stuff in vibrant colors Dries on steroids kinda thing of past seasons was much more of a whole package deal than this stuff right here.


    edit: Actually, since I don't care about his tiny bottoms and rock-chic shtick, I can totally see his coats/tops working outside the context of the collection.
     
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  18. winston86dit

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    I agree NN. That coat you posted is my favorite piece he's maybe every produced for men. Price is kind of crazy however.

    The fw14 collection is definitely my favorite. Great pieces, excellent fabrics, and it all feels modern without going over the top with the styling he's so known for. I even like the footwear he made and those socks are kind of awesome.
     
  19. pickpackpockpuck

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    not everything is absurdly priced. some of the knits this season are like $750, which is still expensive but not out of the ordinary for designer clothing (they're beautiful, by the way). The wool tunics are $600-$700—again expensive but not abnormal. and then yeah, you do get the coats at several $k and things like the washed sweatshirts for upwards of $1,000 that are kinda crazy. but there are some entry points.

    i checked out the buys at IF and Barneys once they came in and I think as individual pieces it's some of the best stuff in stores right now. i found a lot i would love to own, including the pants, which i wasn't thrilled with in the presentation pics but after seeing them up close and trying them on i thought they looked great. of course more than anything i'd love one of the coats but that's not happening.
     
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    Still the best look of 2014
     

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