Wackerhaus Spring/Summer 2012
Since creating Wackerhaus in 2003, Danish Trine Wackerhausen has wooed fashion followers with accessible and simplistic qualities in design. Wackerhausen best defines the brand antithesis by describing her work as “wearable and practical… of course with a strong dash of refined and feminine elegance”. The Spring/Summer 2012 collection certainly underlines this theme as there was a sense of utility which was beautifully contrasted by a delicate palette.
The most regular feature was a nonchalantly tied knot in the centre of the outfit which adorned skirts, shorts, dresses and trousers. The strength of the directional knot detail produced a feminine silhouette and accentuated waist, which was often offset by angular shoulders, geometric pin tucks and sharp cut-outs.
The neutral and pastel palette was interjected with metallic belts and peaks, which offer an edge of masculine utility to a collection which portrays and intriguing femininity. The colour scheme became gradually more daring with a flash of psychedelic print, rich blues and even black high waisted pants. Luxe silver metallic fabrics and accessories hinted to a more decadent side of Wackerhaus.
This light, clean collection demonstrates the lack of seasonal conformity at Wackerhaus. Multiple trends are alluded to such as utility with jumpsuits and fitted shirts; poolside LA glamour; sports luxe with elasticated waistbands and tapered ankles; and even the extra terrestrial as draped hoods created a space man intrigue.
Wackerhaus subtly seduces as garments are perfectly tailored and form fitting with alluring modesty. Standout pieces from this simplistic yet quirky collection include a sapphire short suit worn with an eye concealing peak, and a relaxed jumpsuit with colour contrast pin tucks and rolled up sleeves.
– Rachel McCulloch