One of Antwerp Fashion Academy‘s top alumni Haider Ackermann has announced his plans to show his first men’s looks at the Pitti W trade show in June. The Paris-based designer told WWD “We’re searching for the man behind the Ackermann woman. It’s just a start.”  Ackermann said elements of men’s wear would be commercialized next season, but declined to provide further details. “I find it harder to design men’s wear. Women’s wear is something I fantasize, but with men’s wear, you are comparing it to yourself. I am the consumer,” he mused.

Renown for his dark, drapey avant-garde designs somewhat reminiscent of a young Rick Owens; a mens collection from Ackermann will definitely something to look forward to. The mens lineup is scheduled to be unveiled on June 16 at the Palazzo Corsini in Florence. Stay tuned for more info.