Every time I see the styling from Ann Demeulemeester, I want to switch my entire wardrobe inside out and only wear her stuff. As in copy the styling from head to toe.
Everything from Ann Demeulemeester the brand looks exceptionally irresistible. Be it black, white or red (as she surprised us in Spring 2014), the looks it creates and presents make it impossible to turn away from. (Well, at least for me)
This FW14 presentation is the first season after Ann announced her departure from the brand she created in 1985, leaving it to her team whom she trusted much (Jil Sander had no such luck I guess). So this season, I feel the team cleared away from big ideas, instead, focused on creating the signature Ann Demeulemeester style.
Thankfully, the styling and pieces still look irresistible. They still make me feel like I can live with these pieces everyday, and most people like me, with average height and limited skills to spare, can still put up a good set and head out like a mysterious modern vendetta.
Layers and drapes, though not as notorious as it used to be, still creates an unbelievable lightness in the air. The shoulders are strong, and the leather are sumptuous. The team is out there to create more room and length through the mixture of high and low. Just to be kind, the team dropped a hint of gold throughout the presentation.
Often over conversation, I hear people refer Ann Demeulemeester as a symbol of minimalism. I wouldn’t say Ann Demeulemeester is a minimalist or a brand that promotes minimalism, instead, I think the it maximize everything in proportion. The misunderstanding comes from the balance between colours and structure that creates an illusion that everything is basic. The amount of volume, pleats, fabric and layering in its styling is anything but minimalism. (Sometimes my friends have different meaning of minimalism in fashion) Monotone is hardly categorised as minimalism.
Basic accessories, strong pull-back hairstyle and bare faces completed the looks. The look I would love to go to head out with everyday.