With a stark red background on his runway, Haider Ackermann presented romantic modernity that was both contemporary and classic in his Fall 2019 show. “It’s not unisex; it’s about borrowing.” the designer insisted. Defying gender norms has itself become the norm for a couple of years now, but Ackermann presented a more emotional and inclusive twist to it. In the gender-defined cut of his garments, whether it’s the pencil-thin form of his women’s trousers or the broad-shouldered shape of his men’s jacket—as well as the fact that despite all this, both genders can still borrow from each other—relays a message of staying comfortable within the status quo. But going back to the clothes, there were refined items that only a designer of Ackermann’s caliber could accomplish. The cleanliness of the cut, the strictness of the silhouette, and the intriguing color scheme of black, white, and red, showcase this designer’s premier touch, one that has even fascinated the likes of Timothee Chalamet on the red carpet. Here’s to hoping many other stars, no matter what gender, will follow in suit of Mr. Chalamet’s admiration of one of the greater designers of this time!
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