Haider Ackermann has designed a new Haute Couture collection for Jean Paul Gaultier. He created the capsule after Chitose Abe, Glenn Martens and Olivier Rousteing. The designer will show the result of his work today, at 20:30 Moscow time. In a chat with Harper’s Bazaar, Ackermann revealed some details about the upcoming collection.
When creating the line, the designer focused on studying the archives of Jean Paul Gaultier. He paid special attention to Jean-Paul Gaultier’s couture debut, which took place in 1997. Ackermann described the project as “a fantasy realized on several levels at once.”
Above all, Haider was impressed by the bolero with huge parrot feathers on the shoulders. Due to a ban by animal rights activists, these materials are no longer used in fashion. However, Jean Paul Gaultier helped him create something similar.
“All the people in the workshop are really passionate about their work. They spend so many hours, spend so much time even on the smallest stitches. Seeing this and seeing it was very moving, ”Ackermann shared his impressions.
In March 2020, Jean-Paul Gaultier announced a new concept. Now, each upcoming season, the designers will interpret the heritage of the fashion house through the author’s couture collections. Chitose Abe, the founder of sacai, was honored to discover the new concept of Jean Paul Gaultier.