Ann Demeulemeester, the famous Belgian designer, announced recently in Paris that she exits her eponymous label. She had sent her own handwritten letter of resignation to the members of the media. In this letter she noted, “A new time is coming both for my personal life and the brand,” underlining her trust in the people that worked hard with her throughout the years. She believes that they will continue the brand philosophy and produce successful collections in future.
Well known as the one of the famous Antwerp Six, along with Dries Van Noten and Dirk Bikkembergs, Demeulemeester pioneered deconstruction concept in fashion design. After graduating from Antwerp’s Royal Academy of Fine Arts in 1987, she emerged on the fashion scene as an authentic designer known for spare, asymmetrical tailoring and drapery, typically in black and white. She quickly established her fashion identity at Paris Fashion Week and is well-distributed in big department stores, like Barneys New York and Harvey Nichols in London. Some of her most significant creations were shown at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York during this Spring Met Gala, titled PUNK – Chaos to Couture.
At this moment, the next creative helm of the label is unknown. More information about Demeulemeester’s next move in the fashion industry is anticipated.
By Christine Evans and Kristina Gligovroska