Strong women abound for Spring 2001but few look
tougher or sexier than Demeulemeester's chic-punk
chicks. Black isn't back for these ready-to-rumble
types; it never went away.
Metallic band straps literally held together
Demeulemeester's collection: Loose blazers were cinched
with built-in belts that could be fastened tightly
around the waist or left to hang around the hips. Hair
pieces were draped over dresses and attached at the
neck. And there were several sensational miniskirts
made entirely ofwhat else? metal snaps, which can be fastened as tightly or loosely as the moment calls for.
Demeulemeester rounded off her collection with less
aggressive but equally intriguing tie-dyed suede suits
and skirts, knit sweaters with wide, loose sleeves
and comfortably flared trousers. In short, the urban
warrior's modern wardrobe.
Ann Demeulemeester proved that she is a designer who
can constantly find new ways to reinvent herself; there
is always more to her designs than meets the eye.