If only it were easier to remember the words spoken over the Bercy sound system during the Haider Ackermann show. Cue a frenzied Shazzam and an exponential increase in downloads from the laptop computers of a certain strange demographic, the same group awed by Ackermann's S/S 2013 layered sheers, kimono silks, new old world smokings and voluminous trouser pants. Did anyone worry about the meaning of the oversize insect zapper, with its menacing sounds and flashes.
What happens when you follow the crowd too close to the light? The haunting voice over to Ackermann's show talked of the opposite sort of attraction, a singular one and the belief that it will find you, in contrast to the herd mentality. The clothes, too, were extra special, an evolution on seasons past with clashing silk prints showing that erogenous zone just between the breasts and above the belly button, and transparency paired with heavy layering. There were geometric patterns, stripes, and also polka dots, twisted here again from childlike petis pois to something more sexual.