I thought about it and quickly decided it wouldn’t be wrong to name this post that. It’s quite fitting actually. Style.com says our beloved Haider’s been discovered by the Hollywood people (Janet Jackson was there, apparently) but it’s definitely safe to say it’s not now (and hopefully will never be) one of the Hollywood types.
One of my all-time favourites and most-expected each season, Haider has stuck to what he does oh-so well, but also DARED immensely, by using colors such as electric red and blue (sometimes together!) but also turquoise, nude and violet(aubergine may be more appropriate for that wonderful shade) besides his usual black/grey pallette.
DARE was also the key word as far the cut of the pieces went, with the slits going down to the navel and up way way way above the knees, even with cut-outs in the pelvic area as we see above. He seems to have done, with this collection, exactly as he has pleased, and the result is remarkably good.
I saw a trace of kimono inspiration in the look above and a few others, in the wrapping/tying style but also the pleats in the oversized bottoms. Like. Love, actually.
Pajama influence was a big deal, with silk bottoms, stripes and bows, not to mention beautiful carelessly slipping of the shoulder robe-type garments.
The billowing, flowy, overly long bottom has transformed into a fashion-cities-wide trend. I love it!
An amazing collection. I don’t know what it is about these Belgian designers. Ann Demeulemeester, Haider, A.F. Vandervorst… they rock.