Ann Demeulemeester

08 Dec 18
Jorge Miroslav Jara Salas

Art Basel Miami Beach is where people come to shop for trophies and to discover the latest trends in contemporary art—but it’s also where people come to be seen. The big fair kicked off Wednesday with its VIP preview, and the aisles were full of art world cognoscenti. Many were dressed to impress. Here are a […]

06 Dec 18
dreams and chaos

i love grey. as i get older i do think it’s less harsh with skin. however, i can’t give up my black accessories. my closet always gives a heavy nod to the 90’s. so, what better way to dress up grey girlfriend jeans & oversized grandpa sweater? add, heels, hat, diamonds and a lil fox. […]

05 Dec 18
MONICA HARMONY

Each year I ramble about these ‘Belgian Designer Stocksales’ and I’m pretty sure that half of you have absolutely no clue what I am talking about. If designers such as Dries Van Noten, Ann Demeulemeester, Haider Ackermann etc. sound familiar to you then all you need to know is that each season these designers offer […]

05 Dec 18
MONICA HARMONY

Each year I ramble about these ‘Belgian Designer Stocksales’ and I’m pretty sure that half of you have absolutely no clue what I am talking about. If designers such as Dries Van Noten, Ann Demeulemeester, Haider Ackermann etc. sound familiar to you then all you need to know is that each season these designers offer […]

04 Dec 18

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damplaundry: Jakob Eilinghoff at Ann Demeulemeester F/W 2018 by Adam Katz Sinding

04 Dec 18

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retroluxe: Ann Demeulemeester S/S 1990

02 Dec 18

Quills and Curiosities

zolairo: Shoes at Ann Demeulemeester Fall 2011 RTW

02 Dec 18
Beowulf

Ann Demeulemeester Boots Black Leather Tall Riding Equestrian Boots 6.5 $2195 – Buy – Ann Demeulemeester Boots Black Leather Tall Riding Equestrian Boots 6.5 $2195

30 Nov 18
Quartz
The past three years of fashion have been about broadening the definition of luxury (see: streetwear, sneakers). And in many ways, we have Demna Gvasalia to thank for that. The Georgian designer has quietly revolutionized how we think about fashion, garnering industry praise and commercial success alike. (You know you’ve made it when your products are so ubiquitous they get name-dropped in Cardi B’s number one single.) A little about Gvasalia: He grew up in Georgia, on the coast of the Black Sea. He graduated from Antwerp’s Royal Academy of Fine Arts, the third-best undergraduate fashion program in the world which counts designers Kris van Assche (Dior Homme and Berluti), Dries van Noten, Ann Demeulemeester, and Martin Margiela among its alumni. Gvasalia would go on to cut his teeth at Maison Martin Margiela and Louis Vuitton. By 2014, the 30-something gained notoriety after founding and acting as lead designer for the independent fashion collective Vetements. (You may know it from its $300 DHL t-shirts.) It only took a year to get the attention of celebrities like Kanye West (Kim Kardashian wears plenty of Gvasalia-era Balenciaga today) and more importantly, Kering executives. The fashion collective is known for its edgy and subversive, pseudo-goth-meets-streetwear aesthetic. Traditionally, the Balenciaga playbook has been about experimenting with the female form, revolutionizing traditional silhouettes in the mid-20th century with babydoll dresses and expert craftsmanship. So, for the guy heading a new, buzzy brand to be appointed at Balenciaga “was certainly jarring and significant in that it was this house that was known as one of the most couture of couture houses,” says Robin Givhan, the Washington Post fashion critic who attended Gvasalia’s first show for Balenciaga. Put simply, Gvasalia “was as far afield from traditional fashion thought as you can really imagine,” says Givhan. At his first Balenciaga show, Gvasalia forced the fashion establishment to confront some questions: Do designers have to maintain the codes of a brand’s traditional aesthetic? How are we defining luxury in this new era? And for that matter, what is so luxurious about a parka? “I thought that [parka] was fascinating and extraordinary,” says Givhan. “[Gvasalia] managed to take this familiar, unimpressive garment and merge it with what you could describe as a couture-ish sensibility, and come up with something incredibly familiar and incredibly different. It looked expensive, but not in any kind of ostentatious or obnoxious way.” In the coming seasons, Gvasalia helped usher in the era of ugly fashion, defined by things like purposefully “awkward proportions and downmarket fabrics to create a look that feels aggressively unglamorous” (Indeed, Gvasalia eventually told The Guardian that he thought elegance is irrelevant.) Gvasalia’s Balenciaga introduced the coveted Triple S sneaker in 2017, welcomed by a thousand copies, and encouraged the now-inescapable bulky-sneaker trend. Downmarket brands flirted with legal trouble by duplicating ultra-popular Balenciaga sock boots and trainers. Heavily memed jackets were simultaneously Internet fodder and insider statement piece. All the while, Balenciaga parent company Kering enjoyed the fruits of Gvasalia’s labor. Perhaps most importantly, however, Gvasalia’s appointment and subsequent tenure shifted the conversation in luxury to where it is today, as he continues to conceive the future of fashion, whether that’s sneakers or suits. Either way, it seems Cardi B is still on board.
30 Nov 18

Inner Ramblings Unleash

attackoftheclothes: In A Different Life… Leia Skywalker Skywalker on a mission for the Rebel Network ❂ Ann Demeulemeester Fall 2018 Anakin Skywalker refuses to join Darth Sidious and dies protecting the younglings in the council chamber during the storming of the Jedi Temple. Leaving his wife to raise their twins alone, Padmé she entrusts Ahsoka Tano […]

29 Nov 18
The Traveling Island Girl

Most of us traveling to Europe have visited, or at least at one point have wanted to visit Brussels, but have you ever considered the other fabulous Belgium city of Antwerp? By far my favorite city in Europe, Antwerp is full of things to do, see and eat. You’re gonna need more than just a […]

24 Nov 18

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23 Nov 18
Faye Williamson

Individual and Primary Exploration Into Fabric Visuals FURTHERING CONCEPT I want my muse to not only be the art focus but to become the art; becoming something sculptural and reinventing form and shape, thus taking away from traditional masculine / feminine silhouette stereotypes. It has been done – dressing women up in suits for androgony, […]

22 Nov 18

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goguexx: Ann Demeulemeester SS18

22 Nov 18

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bebemoon: ann demeulemeester menswear spring 2o19

19 Nov 18

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christos: Detail at Ann Demeulemeester A/W 2018

19 Nov 18

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