Whilst Ann Demeulemeester’s romanticised runway shows and Antwerp Six associations have seen her rise to prominence over the past two decades, it is her understated mastery of pattern cutting that excels for the Belgian designer. For AW13 LN-CC have focused on a sleek black offering punctuated with shades of deep purple. The old-world inspiration for many of the pieces is subtly twisted through the presence of ballooned sleeves, minimal sneaker silhouettes, and unexpectedly sporty blousons.
The womenswear silhouette focuses around a tight selection of tailored jackets and slim-fitting cropped pants executed in black and midnight blue. The footwear offering sees sturdy military boots reinvented in luxurious hides, with minimalist suede sneakers and Demeulemeester’s signature silver and mirrored jewellery completing the buy.