She has given birth to witches with a grunge soul, to Victorian heroines from a cloak-and-dagger novel, with unisex boots on their feet. Models in which black is the predominant colour, in which a wealth of elements superimpose, form knots, intertwine, generating a constant movement of the lines. Low necks or austere cuts. Fur coats or bikers’ leather jackets, trench coats or pullovers with architectonic necks…Ann’s aim is to tell a story through the silhouette. Recurring elements of her fashion are poetry, fragility, strength, androgyny, visceral black, the rock and roll incarnated by her beloved friend Patti Smith.
1.- Who is Ann Demeulemeester?
Ann Demeulemeester, born in Waregem (Belgium) in 1959, is a fashion designer whose eponymous label Ann Demeulemeester collections are sold in over 30 countries worldwide. She is married to photographer Patrick Robyn with whom she has a son, Viktor. The couple live in Antwerp, in the only house in Belgium designed by Le Corbusier.