Ann Demeulemeester, member of the legendary Antwerp Six, evokes personality and sexuality and combines the geometric, edgy and avant garde to create distinct pieces. When asked what ‘fashion is’ in a recent interview with Ten Magazine she said, ‘ For me, fashion is communication” and if her line communicates anything it is a unique vision and raw talent. Her latest Fall 2011 RTW collection was haunting, exquisite, and, to my satisfaction, monochromatic-minus a hint of red accented fur. From angular additions to pieces and hanging accessories the dark collection proved that there is never a such as too much black. Will there ever be a ‘new black’? No, and there doesn’t need to be either. If a reminder is ever needed as to why, take a look at any of Ann Demeulemeester’s creations.
Off the runway, however, her garments are a bit more tame. Try this for a Friday night-or any night.