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KARL LAGERFELD may be the only designer we associate with Chanel, with the exception of Mademoiselle Coco, but he has his eye on a successor when the time arises.
Ackermann, who was last year tipped as Martin Margiela's successor at the Maison, was invited to Chanel's latest show in Paris by Lagerfeld - and is understandably overwhelmed to be named as a possible Chanel helmer by Lagerfeld.
who is Ackermann: Colombian designer Haider Ackerman launched his namesake line in 2001 and joins the ranks of notable alumni of the Antwerp Fashion Academy of Fine Arts (Dries Van Noten and Ann Demeulemeester are the others). He’s touted as a young Rick Owens for his abstract work with leather
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Born and raised in Kuwait, AlBayan Bilingual School graduate, Ahmed Al-Bader always had an interest in the culinary arts. After graduating from high school he decided to attend the Johnson and Wales University in Rhode Island to pursue his passion.
To fulfill his passion for cooking, Al Bader, now a certified chef, attended the renowned Cordon Bleu for a 6 week intense training course. He later joined the French Culinary Institution in New York where he worked 750 hours and earned a diploma in Culinary Arts. Al-Bader also studied restaurant management and obtained a diploma in baking.
Back in Kuwait, his fervor for food was coming back, so Al-Bader partnered with a friend and opened up a café in Kuwait called Simplice. Even though the café ran for 3-4 months, it was basically a test to what he was capable of doing in the long run.
Al-Bader decided to join The Sultan Center where he did food rotation and what ultimately led him to venturing full time in the restaurant business, where among other things, he was one of the partners of Richoux.
His first foray into the restaurant industry was with Burger Hub, a burger joint with a pub-like interior that serves some of these best burgers in Kuwait. Serving delicious burgers and mouthwatering American-style appetizers, Burger Hub quickly became one of Kuwait's most sought after eateries. Soon after that came Prime and Toast, a feel-good cozy restaurant with vegetable crates lining the walls, and tasty homemade looking sandwiches. It's also one of the country's top breakfast venues. next venture was 86 Bistro,