Haider Ackermann

Haider Ackermann was born in Columbia but adopted by a French family and grew up in the Netherlands. He studied design in Belgium at Antwerp’s Royal Academy of Fine Arts and created his label in 2001. Similar to Isabel Marant, he designs contemporary urban clothing, but in a way that’s much edgier, moodier, and avant-garde. Ackermann is known for draping, layering, and contrasting. He has been compared to Yves Saint Laurent and approached to design for many big design houses, including Dior and Martin Margiela but has so far declined. Karl Lagerfeld has even publicly called him out as being worthy of the title of Chanel’s next creative director.

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The Top 13 Contemporary European Fashion Designers
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