Born in Colombia, adopted by French parents, raised throughout Africa, and schooled in the Netherlands and Belgium. Haider Ackermann has a rich multicultural background. Developing his world view in such exciting and varied experiences, his influences have always been drawn from the delicate palette found at the meeting point of cultures.
In 2003, Haider Ackermann created his own label and presented his first women's collection during Paris Fashion Week. In 2005, he joined the Belgium company bvba 32 headed by Anne Chapelle. In June 2013, the Ann Demeulemeester and became two independent companies. In 2010, he was invited as a guest designer at Pitti W in Florence where he presented his first men's wardrobe, a one-off collection presenting the man inspired by his ethereal women. Influenced by cultural differences, Haider Ackermann is recognized to be a true colorist and to have an energetically stylized eye. His clothes convey a refined contrast of strength and sensuality whose main aim it is to empower women and men.
Currently living in Paris, he travels regularly between his ateliers in both Paris and Antwerp.