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.
One of the best American avant garde designers meets one of the best Belgian avant garde designers in this sale of finely wrought menswear. Adam Kimmel recasts the Marlboro Man in denim and suede jackets and reversible trench coats while Ann Demeulemeester brings her stark but clever minimalism to a range of blazers, cardigans and trousers.
Occasionally we'll have a sale that is so comprehensive it defies description. But let’s try, anyway, shall we? Here goes: The Main Event gathers some of our favorite brands, from Acne to McQ to Reiss—not to mention Rogan and Rogue—into one massive sale that could only be called, well, The Main Event.