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.
Forget cookie-cutter clothing: These four designers are breaking the mold as they play with oversize proportions, asymmetrical tailoring and unexpected fabrics. Choose among fashion-forward creations by Belgian cult sensation Ann Demeulemeester, Colombian couturier Haider Ackermann, Japanese avant-garde designer Yohji Yamamoto and his daughter Limi Feu.
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.
Heed the call of the dark side with edgy looks from this rebellious Belgian designer. Crop trousers, slim shirts, shearling jackets and shadowy hats are the recommended Demeulemeester dosage of daring.