by Ben Knight Evans .

Leather brimmed hats and loose net drapery at Ann Demeulemeester

As Paris steadily approaches 30 degrees in late September, Ann Demeulemeester's voluminous draped layers wafting along a sandy catwalk had serious appeal. A shrugged, shawled feeling was enhanced by fringing at borders of loosely tailored garments and in elegantly shaggy fringed jackets; the collection communicated a relaxed grace that one associates with the most prized luxury of all: time.