Haider Ackermann is a Colombian-born French designer of ready-to-wear fashion. Inspired by the work of YSL, Ackermann went to Belgium in 1994 and studied fashion design at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. In 2001, Ackermann created his own label. Influenced by cultural differences, Ackermann's fashion contrasts and blends dress codes. The simple cuts of his creations are often asymmetric and sewn using different materials. His creations are defined as feminine, sophisticated and refined. Ackermann is appreciated by Tilda Swinton, Victoria Beckham and Janet Jackson.