PFW: Andante con moto

06/03/2014

Haider Ackermann Fall/Winter 2014 | paris fashion week
The way I feel about spring is like Tchaikovsky's 1st concert with its abundance of feelings, a sense of vastness and a great escape into the world where I would not be able to restrict my wardrobe or the way I dress to a bare minimum. My spring-tuned soul would not bear it. It would probably die or crawl into its imaginary shell like a little sulking snail.

Winter, on the contrary, is a very quiet, charcoal-grey and muted sort of affair with fashion for me. I like the minimalism, the tailoring that can be layered for creating multiple visual options, the simplicity of it all. For me, winter isn't the season when I want to break free from the dark, but rather embrace it and become a part of the world and nature around me. In musical terms, Shubert's Andante Con Moto would serve as a perfect example of my mood or the way I live and dress when the clouds and winds are plentiful and the sun is scarce.

Haider Ackermann Fall/Winter 2014 | paris fashion week
Haider Ackermann Fall/Winter 2014 | paris fashion week
Haider Ackermann Fall/Winter 2014 | paris fashion week
Haider Ackermann Fall/Winter 2014 | paris fashion week
Haider Ackermann Fall/Winter 2014 | paris fashion week
Haider Ackermann Fall/Winter 2014 | paris fashion week
Haider Ackermann Fall/Winter 2014 | paris fashion week
Andante con moto was the melody played during Haider Ackerman Fall/Winter 2014 reflecting the styling and the presentation of the pure and elegant collection in a blurred palette of greys, browns and taupe clothes layered to cover and protect the woman without making her look bulky or unnatural.

Haider Ackermann Fall/Winter 2014 | paris fashion week
Haider Ackermann Fall/Winter 2014 | paris fashion week
Haider Ackermann Fall/Winter 2014 | paris fashion week
Haider Ackermann Fall/Winter 2014 | paris fashion week
Haider Ackermann Fall/Winter 2014 | paris fashion week
Haider Ackermann Fall/Winter 2014 | paris fashion week
Haider Ackermann Fall/Winter 2014 | paris fashion week
With the absence of any adornments, it was those layers, the houndstooth and tweed prints and luxurious textures of fur, velvet and python that added another dimension to the looks, the essential je ne sais quoi, transforming the ordinary into sensational.

Haider Ackermann Fall/Winter 2014 | paris fashion week
Haider Ackermann Fall/Winter 2014 | paris fashion week
Haider Ackermann Fall/Winter 2014 | paris fashion week
Haider Ackermann Fall/Winter 2014 | paris fashion week
Haider Ackermann Fall/Winter 2014 | paris fashion week
Haider Ackermann Fall/Winter 2014 | paris fashion week
Some of the outfits, such as the opening look of a brown top with perfectly cut wide trousers and swishing mid-length coat, were very much from the "ladies as gentlemen" opera, just softer, lighter and more delicate. The tailoring was borrowed from the boys, but the execution turned out to be incredibly feminine, for the curves that want to be caressed and lengthened. The dresses, maxi skirts and floor-swopping cardigans that appeared next filled the the air with chic sensuality of a timeless fashion many women would certainly find desirable.

After I saw the photos and video, I spent days thinking of this show and playing the music on repeat... It does't just continue growing on me, but rather - becoming a part of my soul, practically an    idea fix. I think I fell in love a little bit... There were a few other collections I liked a lot, but when the time came to write a post I could only concentrate on what spoke to me the loudest, in the most quiet voice.


Photo source: Haider Ackermann Fall/Winter 2014 via style.com & stylebistro.com

16 comments:

  1. Haider Ackermann is one of my favourites, he hardly ever disappoints. He has been so consistent in conjuring so distinctive a look. And I loved the collection, I've already written about it in an up-coming blog post. :)

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  2. Now I get the reason of the title :) Havent got the chance to see the collection but I watched now the video and I feel as you about it: deep, dramatic and ultra feminine. Great choice Natalia! xo

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  3. When it comes to winter, I completely agree with you... and I love the languid feeling of these clothes, and the sense that they would simply envelope me in a perfect warmth. Beautiful!

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  4. This collection - and you - have summed up exactly the way I want to dress in the winter. Cocooned, enveloped by darkness, part of the landscape rather than bursting forth from it. Beautifully written and curated, Natalia :)
    xox,
    Cee

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  5. The best part of winter for me is the layering of clothes like this. The different textures and fabrics worn together in neutrals. Brown and taupe in particular have been favourites of mine for some time. What a fabulous collection. Great post and so well written.

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  6. Наталия,милая!

    Ваше описание показа коллекции Haider Ackerman настолько вдохновило меня и музыка во время показа,что мне захотелось пересмотреть все детали намного подробнее....и о,Боже!!!
    Да,я знала что Haider Ackerman абсолютный мастер,но плечи в пальто,мягкие круглые линии( в сером длинном пальто) просто покорили меня наповал.....
    Абожаю такие стройные,текучие,и в то же время строгие линии!

    Знаю,что повторюсь,Наташенька:)*
    Спасибо огромное за воситительный,творческий пост!!!

    Xxx,
    V.

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  7. Totally agree with those total blacks :) love them definitely!

    xoxo
    Follemente Fashion Blog also on Fashiolista and Bloglovin'

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  8. Un fantástico post!! Me encanta toda la colección! Cortes limpios y líneas rectas, lo que a simple vista parece más fácil es lo más complicado de crear!! :)

    NUNCA ES DEMASIADO ROSA (BLOG)
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  9. Absolutely gorgeous collection! I love those skin pants and belt. Looks so good with the designs. Beautiful lines.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  10. Здесь нет ни буйства красок, ни кружева, ни невероятных вышивок или страз, все так умеренно и лаконично. Даже не вериться, что такие простые вещи могу быть на столько элегантными и благородными. Коллекция запоминается именно своею скромностью и изысканностью линий, мне очень нравится.
    Наташа, а на самом первом снимке твой рисунок?

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  11. Thank you for commenting on my blog! I love the eyebrow makeup and super long sleeves xx

    http://reallyliteral.blogspot.ca/

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  12. i always have a thing for haider ackerman though, the collections are usually magnificent, also i feel the same way with antonio marras.

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  13. Amazing pieces <3

    Kisses
    http://www.mademoisellemode.com/

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