Balmain Fall/Winter 2017

Seventies influences met with a western flair- layered contrasting colors and textures with knits, graphic tees, creepy faces photo prints, ascots, double breasted jackets, ski masks…there was a lot going on in the Vivienne Westwood Fall/Winter 2017 collection. The runway makeup featured both understated nude faces, lips, and eyes; and insane runway beauty looks with […]

Ann Demeulemeester Fall/Winter 2017

Seventies influences met with a western flair- layered contrasting colors and textures with knits, graphic tees, creepy faces photo prints, ascots, double breasted jackets, ski masks…there was a lot going on in the Vivienne Westwood Fall/Winter 2017 collection. The runway makeup featured both understated nude faces, lips, and eyes; and insane runway beauty looks with […]

Ann Demeulemeester Spring/Summer 2017 Menswear

Kimono belts, sheer shirts, androgyny,satin shirts with bishop sleeves, doubled studded belts and cuffs, military vests…I feel as if the commericalized post-designer-split brand has regained a bit of Ann’s edge and aesthetic considering the last two collections. I love the biased placement of the graphic panel, bold black and white stripes, unique take on the…

Ann Demeulemeester Fall/Winter 2016 Men’s Paris Fashion Week PFW FW16

Ann Demeulemeester’s Fall/Winter 2016 Men’s Paris Fashion Week collection confirms, the designer has died and all remnants of her style are long gone.  Oh, won’t you please not be my neighbor?  The dark androgynous style I’ve been complaining has been waning has entirely dissipated- the acquisition has drained all creativity, edginess, style and design from the…

Mourning Ann Demeulemeester SS16

It’s tragic, the realization that Ann Demeulemeester the brand has died.  The Spring/Summer 2016 Ann Demeulemeester collection has gone commercial, with no trace of the genius designer left…no androgyny, no crazy bias cuts and structural look to the dresses or looks… it is a very sad day.  I used to love seeing the androgynous boys…

Ann Demeulemeester SS ss16

Ann Demeulemeester ss16, which remember is no longer really designed by Ann but Sébastien Meunier, put out a collection which reassures us the brand will go on.  Although it wasn’t as effortless, androgynous, or ethereal as her designs, the sheer sleeves, layering, and proportions do reflect her aesthetic. The palette included black, gingham, salmon, emerald…