RUNWAY RUNDOWN: Ann Demeulemeester Fall 2009
Mar 09, 2009 - by Kirby Marzec
With one of my favorite themes of the season, Ann Demeulemeester returned to her core blacks and whites, producing a courageous collection inspired by protection and safety. White pieces were seemingly encapsulated by black layers, making the whites appear to be innocent and naive with the blacks as the ultimate safety nets and base color. The theme translated beautifully throughout the collection as an intricate dangling belt corset cocooned a white dress and a black straight-jacket surrounded an asymmetrical white dress. Mens pieces did the same, hiding white button-ups underneath tuxedo jackets and cumberbuns. In itself, the collection aired confidence, poise and dominance. Demeulemeester certainly knows how to style.