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Ann Demeulemeester

The iconic Belgian brand is currently led by creative director Sebastien Meunier. Ann Demeulemeester’s creations have always been characterised by deconstruction and emphasise sensuality.

 

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About the designer


Born in a small town in Flanders, Belgium, Ann wasn’t interested in fashion at an early age. It was only during her art studies that she discovered her enthusiasm. She always fought hard to obtain her own voice in the fashion industry, by creating a very distinctive expression through her designs. After graduating the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp her collections where picked up rapidly by a welcoming audience who saw her as part of the important avant-garde designers of that time. She left the house in 2013 letting a team of designers take over the creative duties until Sebastien Meunier was appointed as creative director in 2015.

Collection autumn/winter 2017


Sébastien Meunier has found all-encompassing inspiration in Ann Demeulemeester’s own designs since he was appointed as creative director in 2015. For this autumn/winter 2017 collection, he infused this close-knit aesthetic kinship with an unexpected glamour, visible in romantic pieces cut from delicate feminine silk and lace fabrics. These fine silhouettes were toughened up by black leather statement pieces featuring fitted gloves, thigh-high boots, loosely fitted trousers and jackets. The monochrome black and white hues were accentuated by crushed velvet fabrics in dark plum, copper orange and aquatic blue. Carefully layered silhouettes were complemented by headpieces crafted from lace veils, feathered scarves and detailed cuffs.