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Ann Demeulemeester S/S 2011: Paris Fashion Week


Demeulemeester is one of the most consistent and reliable designers featured during Paris Fashion Week. This season,

Demeulemeester’s inspiration was graphic abstraction.

The asymmetric-cut skirts and straitjacket-inspired outerwear were standard Ann, but featured an element of structure and cut that only added to the powerful deconstruction.

The collection seemed to be inspired by Blade Runner, and a notion of defense worked to make this collection a standout.

Demeulemeester has influenced designers like Joseph Altuzarra and Alexander Wang, and her Spring 2011 collection will continue to do so – it was one of her most successful and relevant.  

Menswear-inspired looks, a monochromatic palette, and quilting details added to the unisex trend of the season.

Demeulemeester is a master of deconstruction, and if the fencing jackets in this collection are anything to go by, she is still at the top of her game.

Her minimalist nature is what made her famous in the nineties, and with every editor in the front row swooning over Celine, her aesthetic is new again.  Her place in the market is secure and, if anything, she is gaining a new client base this season.