fall prêt-à-porter, paris: hakaan
by Jeremy Danté
the FW11 hakaan collection, designed by hakaan yildirim was presented in paris yesterday & interesting variations are seen. while i loved the hakaan SS11 collection- it’s white, structured, minimalistic approach- this season we see a bit more grim. last season channeled a bit of a galactic theme while models walked the runway with lightly jeweled faces. this season was an opposition of that direction, dark designs were seen though the same structure & clean design was not forgotten. models walked the runway with intense red statement lips & outside of the bold lip, faces were made up to look natural. shots of red, white, grey, navy & neutral added depth to the predominantly dark set & overall, i liked what was presented. as a rapidly rising force in fashion, hakaan has already established ties to carine roitfeld, formed editor-in-chief or french vogue & supermodel icon, kate moss. all this & mert alas, one half of the internationally noted photography duo mert + marcus, is the hakaan label artistic director. a superb follow up to last season’s spectacular collection, in my opinion. as a combination of industry head nods & stunning design, the hakaan label is one of great importance in this new era of fashion design. get familiar.