Sunday, 19 February 2012

Haider Ackermann Fall Winter 2011/2012

I love love Haider Ackermann's Fall Winter (2011/12) collection!  Inspired by Lord Byron with dramatic lushious materials and long flowy robes and tunics.

The collection features beautiful ensembles that layered different elements of black. Watteau-backed jackets and coats swung over satin-collared dressing gowns and hip-slouched pants, or skirts cut in artful spirals. The monochromatic looks were subtly punctuated with single elements of white, building to an all-white outfit, and eventually with elements of amethyst or mallard. Other looks were colored in extraordinary tonal nuances, like layerings of teal green, forest green, kingfisher blue, and deep jade, for example.
Ackermann's runway looks may combine hieratic drama with ineffable cool, but they are composed of thoughtfully considered pieces—a hard tailored blazer, or a soft-draped dressing-gown coat; liquid dresses and blouses; a stiff shantung pant or a billowing sarouel that, when disassembled, will play to a multitude of tastes. It certainly does to mine!

Black And White

And yesterday's
light and dark scans:

Work in progress

I am now working on a Haider Ackermann illustration. 
I always scan my black and white drawings before painting them. 
But I am not sure which scans I prefer, the darker or lighter scans. 
What do you think?