This collection was classic Demeulemeester; it was darkly romantic, mostly black, with a definite gothic vibe, but there was something new in the air. The softer volume and lighter palette (there was plenty of icy white to temper the black) lent the slouchy cool looks an etheral touch that proved Anne’s girls aren’t always so hard edged.
Sweeping fur-trimmed coats in jet black and stark white were the standouts of this collection, as well as the printed bubble skirts and impeccably tailored jackets – and it was all highly wearable despite the theatrical presentation. Everything was paired with black leather knee boots, and many of the looks included long ebony necklaces and over-the-elbow gloves as well. Demeulemeester’s legions of devoted fans will definitely love these clothes, but even newcomers can find them accessible. Not everything in this show translates to everyday life, however,the vampiric makeup and powdered hair are best left the professionals.
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