As part of the Antwerp Six — a network of young Belgian designers that includes Martin Margiela and Dries Van Noten — Ann Demeulemeester stormed London in 1987 and helped create the minimalist runway look that defined the next decade. Her dark, cosmopolitan aesthetic translates just as well now as it did in the 1980s, and her diehard devotees are as loyal as ever. Boots, shoes, menswear, and womenswear go heavy on basic black and dark color palettes, creating a look of intense drama and austere glamour. And — just so you know — it's Duh-MULE-eh-mees-ter.
Sophisticated silhouettes and feminine draping play with a gothic aesthetic in this cutting-edge selection from Ann Demeuelemeester, Haider Ackermann, Rick Owens and Morgane Le Faye. Fans of avant-garde and rock-chic style will love pieces like Rick Owens’ mesh-bodice dress, featuring an illusion bodice, an open back and skin-baring cutouts. And Morgane Le Faye brings the drama with a wrap-front dress that has a netted, barely there bodice and a feathered skirt.
From the boyfriend jeans to the drapey cardigans, all the looks in this treasure hunt of a sale are winners—which is why there are precious few of each left on our shelves. You'll find particularly gorgeous dresses from the likes of Lerario Beatriz and McQ as well as stellar blazers by Hugo Boss and Steven Alan, tees by Helmut Lang, and more.
When it comes to mastering downtown-chic style, names like Yohji Yamamoto, and Hussein Chalayan immediately come to mind. You'll find them, and others, in this selection of fall separates and dresses. Architectural silhouettes, unexpected details, and flattering draping are just some of the edgy, stand-out details. Gilt staffers have already got their eyes on the cropped cutout leather jacket, the leather panel dress, the denim trench, and the satin lace-up dress—so be prepared to beat us to the punch!
Forget cookie-cutter clothing: These three designers are breaking the mold as they play with oversize proportions, edgy silhouettes and asymmetrical tailoring. Choose among avant-garde dresses and jackets by Yohji Yamamoto, ethereal, airy frocks by Morgane Le Fay and effortlessly stunning draped tops by Ann Demeulemeester.