Ann Demeulemeester is one of my favorite fashion designers. She was born in Belgium in 1959, and graduated from the infamous Royal Academy of Fine Arts in 1981. She founded the namesake label Ann Demeulemeester in 1987. She is a key member of the noted Antwerp Six, a group of designers graduated from the Belgian city’s Royal Academy of Fine Arts. This Belgium based designer made her debut at Paris fashion week in 1992. The collection consists of women’s wear, men’s wear, accessories and jewelry.
The style of her collection is industrial, cold and Euro Gothic. the runway model’s faces, most of the time. compliments the designer’s style with thick, pale makeup, without facial expression. Gender difference doesn’t exist and is totally blurred. Earth color tone has filled the collection and sometimes along with a splash of bright color in some years. the collection’s color palette is solid most of the time but occasionally blended with strips and pleats.
She was inspired by the unisex look of rock singer Patti Smith and transfered her look onto the runway. Patti Smith‘s look included hat, men’s blazer, strip shirt, wore clothes, slouchy pants. She is also taken inspiration from artists like Jackson Pollock and Jim Dine, poets like John Keats and Lord Byron.