Ann Demeulemeester Catwalk Fashion Show Paris Womenswear SS2014

September 26, 2013 by  
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Where other, normally moody, designers are going for a slightly happier vibe for SS2014, Ann Demeulemeester stayed true to her black and white darkness. Although she did sent out a few looks in bright red, her pale, long and lean models with faces hidden underneath enormous headpieces still reflected the fashion label’s darkness. There was room for some elegance though. Demeulemeester used sheer parts on almost every single look, whether it was on a pair of floral decorated tights, a lace dress or an asymmetric jacket. Stripes and floral influences were put in the mix on several ensembles as wide leather belts (or were those skirts?) and ankle boots (sometimes with peep toes) added toughness to the collection. Whether the Demeulemeester girl is in for showing some leg in a pair of super shorts (the first look) or feels like covering cialis generic drug up in a long and floor sweeping skirt – perhaps dress? (the last look); with a collection full of transparent pieces to choose from she will make an airy appearance in any case.

Ann Demeulemeester Menswear Catwalk Fashion Show Paris FW2013

January 18, 2013 by  
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Ann Demeulemeester had an extra feminine touch this week. Besides long tops and dramatic floor length coats models wore bowler hats with netting and seemed to wear make-up. Done is her regular color palette of blacks and whites her full length sweaters, embroidered jackets and pants tucked into lace up boots almost felt like a series of Amish Ann-designs. They didn’t appear like the most fun people to hang out with, yet dressed in such great layered pieces the mysterious models looked interesting enough to evoke a conversation.

Ann Demeulemeester Catwalk Fashion Show Paris SS2013

September 27, 2012 by  
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Please enjoy the pictures for now. Our review will follow shortly.

Ann Demeulemeester Menswear Catwalk Fashion Show Paris SS2013

June 30, 2012 by  
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This time Ann Demeulemeester – the Belgian queen of black – wanrted to prove she can use color too in her collections. Her show opened with deep-wine purples and ended with orange and sea blue.
She may have changed her color palette, but her man stays the same: romantic and a loner. Some oriental elements resonated in this collection, like the  side-tied silk kimono tops bubbling out from beneath jackets, trailing sashes behind. Demeulemeester made it her own by undercutting preciousness with ease. She loosened her stricter silhouette with wide, soft pants, some printed with casual stripes or graphic roses.

Ann Demeulemeester Catwalk Fashion Show Paris FW2012

March 1, 2012 by  
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The models at Ann Demeulemeester’s show wore a wild crown of hair, blades and black feathers. They had long leather gloves on their arms and black leather pants that melted into long boots. There was lots of black leather and velvet, but more inbteresting was the inky, midnight blue color. The collection had powerful outerwear and dark elegant dresses — worked in variations and fabrics rich with dimension. Tailored jackets and trenches came cut up into asymmetrical folds with sculpted collars. Long, lean dresses were simple aside from a single drape at the neckline or back. This was surely a tough, graceful women.

Ann Demeulemeester Catwalk Fashion Show Paris FW2012

January 22, 2012 by  
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Ann Demeulemeester introduced a new silhouette with new proportions for men. Long shirts, long coats and long wollen jumpers all felt very ‘dressy’. Combined with long boots it made the models look static and strong.

Luckily there was some room for fun as well. Ann came up with some kind of tribal, batik print and used degrade designs throughout the whole collection. The mostly came in hun significant shades, black, grey and white. Yet also a touch of red and blue was added in the mix.

Ann Demeulemeester Catwalk Fashion Show Paris SS2012

September 29, 2011 by  
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Today Ann Demeulemeester presented us with some witches. All of them were dressed in black, white or a mix of both. Half of them had leather floppy hats on, the other half wore their hair stuck to their heads in a creepy kind of way, like they’d just crawled out of a swamp.

Yet no matter how Gothic and spooky their appearances looked, there was still a beautiful side to the collection. These were good witches in airy, sheer designs with their boobs on display. They showed their love for long silhouettes, tassels floral details, loose knitwear and the ‘color’ black.

Like a true Demeulemeester collection there was not a real color in sight. Yet those cream and white shades and the degrade pieces made sure there was enough variation.

Many fashion fans already claimed this collection as the best of the season and we must agree. Even without the bright shades, the pastels, the floral prints, the bikini’s and the flirty dresses Ann Demeulemeester showed a killer spring collection.

Watch the video of the show below

Ann Demeulemeester Catwalk Fashion Show Paris FW2011

March 3, 2011 by  
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Almost entirely black. Ann Demeulemeester sticked to her own language, and let only a little bit of red and blue speak for itself – mixed with black that is. It was dark, goth and tough yet beautiful, romantic and fragile/edgy at the same time.

The Belgian designer strated with aggressively tailored looks, some cut from hard leathers, and all laced with loose strips trailing in the back.  But the softer, gentler and more feminine side of the collection showed up with beaded fringed jacket and dresses. Dresses were softly draped. Feathers decorated most of the oufits, which gave it a more warrior-look:  Demeulemeester stuck raven-black feathers into wide cartridge-pleated straps, like bullet belts.

Ann Demeulemeester Catwalk Fashion Show Paris FW2011

January 22, 2011 by  
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It was a romantic and gently deconstructed collection of Ann Demeulemeester with hints of antique uniforms. The designer gave the fronts of topcoats, jackets and waistcoats a used and beaten look, and most of the jackets  peeled open in flaps at the waist. She also bleached fabrics to make ghostly patterns, sometimes sprinkled across a  suit like a constellation. Pops of blue, red, yellow or orange broke the darkness, Demeulemeester used the colors for tops or they peeped out from under sheer black layers. The high, black ridingboots and leather gloves gave the models the look of a 17th century landlord, elegant, tough and a bit nostalgic

The standing ovation from Patti Smith was well deserved.

Ann Demeulemeester Catwalk Fashion Show SS2011

June 26, 2010 by  
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Black and white. Those were the shades Ann Demeulemeester used for her latest menswear collection. Thin models with remarkable bone structure and slick combed back hair showed her new creations. The designs were somewhat futuristic and covered up the biggest part of the models bodies.

The first half of the collection everything was white. The small pants, the suits with standing collars, the jackets and the wellies. With the last white outfit the showed seemd to be over. Yet a second show started when the first black outfit appeared. The second half of the collection thus was black and in stead of the white cotton Demeulemeester used a lot of black leather. 

The suits’ collars were often the eye-catchers of the designs. They were asymmetrical of were decorated with extra buttons, belts and even ruffles.

Actually the collection was a lot of what you would expect from Ann Demeulemeester. The clothes weren’t trendy, they were well structured and many looks were totally black.

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