Demeulemeester used leather set against floaty delicate fabrics to produce a collection that conveys a delicate intelligence.
Belgian Ann Demeulemeester moved forward this season, and left behind the romantic musing of her last few collections. Showing in an urban environment gave her clothes a tougher edge as she reworked her gothic aesthetic to a sharper more vibrant position. In her signature palette of black, cream and white, Demeulemeester used leather set against floaty delicate fabrics to produce a collection that conveys a delicate intelligence. Head bands were the prescribed accessory and hoods provided protection for bare chested boys. Skinny waistcoats over draped trousers, cumberbands and sequins are all key elements of the designer's fashion language and again she used then to maximum effect. Demeulemeester's rich and beautifully crafted clothes have a solid following by those who appreciate the character and soul the designer embodies in each collection. Each season Demeulemeester develops her subtle and distinguished design ideas to sensitively reflect a personal interpretation of contemporary fashion.