Haider Ackermann isn't one for low-key statements. He's the patron saint of peacocking, and his collections are a visual buffet of decadence, with statement pieces piled on top of statement pieces.

Hosted in a stunning Parisian townhouse, Haider's FW17 show was business as usual. Pinstripes, velvet, dazzling jacquards, houndstooth and punky tartans are all classic Haider-isms, as are the Cuban-heeled boots and eye-popping suits.

The Argentine's piece de resistance, though, were the pieces that looked like they'd been burned from the bottom-up. That motif was most spectacular when applied to one half of what looked like an absolutely sumptuous velvet suit.

Nothing new for Haider, but he doesn't need to reinvent himself each season when his collections are such an entertaining spectacle.

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