Born in Colombia, adopted by French parents, Ackermann grew up in Ethiopia, the Maghreb, Iran, the Netherlands and Belgium.
This mix of diverse cultures has nourished his creations since his beginnings, at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, in 1994.
He created his eponymous house in 2002, and presented his first collection during Paris Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2002-2003. In2010, the designer launches his first wardrobe (in his own words) for Men, inspired by his collection for women.
Fascinated by Yves Saint Laurent, Haider Ackermann is characterized by his refined spirit,’elegance of his silhouettes, and his work on colors, contrasts, overlays and drapes that give lightness to the gait of the one who wears them.