Monday, April 30, 2012

A Fashion Education: Ann Demeulemeester

Ann Demeulemeester (DEH-moo-lah-MEE-ster) is a Belgium designer whose first collection was in Paris in 1992. Despite having such a long, successful career, the label is not the household name in the States that it should be! Known for a dark, somewhat goth punk aesthetic, she brings a wearable edge to high fashion.

Looks from her 2009, 2010 and 2011 collections
I like how she always seems to change things up while staying true to her moody, slouchy vibe - lots of black, though she does play with color on occasion, and always an hint (or more) of androgyny. And she's famous for killer shoes that all the downtown girls covet!
Looks from her Spring 2012 collection

You can shop her pieces at FarFetch, LUISAVIAROMA, and Barney's.