Japanese-influenced designers typically tug at my heartstrings much quicker than other designers. For the past few seasons, Haider Ackermann has been on my heart’s backburner. While his talent provokes no argument, his colour palette has been too sombre to galvanize – until now. There was a certain novelty to it all as Tango oranges played with his gothic exuberance to an a capella version of “Love Me Tender”. Progression cultivated without diverting from expectations – Haider knows it well.