The Haider Ackermann Fall 2011 collection played on the edge of dark and sexy in Paris this week. Some of the looks were intimidating, with stern beehives and stark makeup, while others danced on the feminine side with form-accenting lines. Long black coats, glimpses of bare skin, and accents like leather, bound, long black gloves set a spooky yet seductive vibe.
One outfit mixed delicate and dangerous, with a thick black belt that appeared to loosely hold together a long piece of black silky fabric, which barely covered some of the model's most womanly attributes. Perhaps it's a look a modern-day female warrior might wear to a gala.
The Haider Ackermann Fall 2011 show offered a lot of peekaboo fashion, daring to reveal more than just glimpses of the pale skin on the models' chests and legs.
A few looks created exaggerated Jessica Rabbit figures, with cinched thick waist belts that created hourglass shapes worthy of a double take.
While very edgy for the most part, some wearable pieces danced through the Haider Ackermann Fall 2011 collection too, like a silky teal halter dress that cascaded down asymmetrically from one of the thick signature belts that marked the collection.