Maison Ullens Names Haider Ackermann Creative Consultant
BELGIUM — Fashion designer Haider Ackermann has joined Belgian fashion house Maison Ullens as a creative consultant, and his first collection for the luxury label is to debut for fall 2021.
The Paris-based designer will continue creating his signature collections for women and men, usually a highlight of Paris Fashion Week.
According to Maison Ullens, Ackermann is to oversee the design of the collection and image for the house and his arrival “marks a turning point in the 10-year history of the house and an exceptional development.”
Entrepreneur and philanthropist Myriam Ullens founded Maison Ullens in 2009, billed as “wearable luxury.”
Originally dubbed Mus and hinged on high-end knitwear, the Maison Ullens collection has expanded into a complete wardrobe “for a refined and demanding customer looking for exclusivity and know-how,” according to the house.
Long a front-row regular at Dior and Chanel, Ullens was inspired to launch a collection when she couldn’t find easy, comfortable and elegant clothes for when she travels, which is often.
In 2010, she launched her first Mus collection at two boutiques she owned — one in Megève, France, the other in Saint-Tropez — and a handful of specialty stores in Europe.
Today, Maison Ullens has an e-shop and boutiques in Paris, New York and Aspen, Colo.
Prices range from about $490 for a turtleneck to $4,290 for a belted coat in nappa leather.
Colombian-born Ackermann trained at Antwerp’s Royal Academy of Art. He served as Berluti’s creative director from 2016 to 2018 (see it here).
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