Ann Demeulemeester Leaves The Label She Founded
According to a handwritten letter circulated via e-mail this morning, Ann Demeulemeester is leaving her namesake label. “A new time is coming both for my personal life and the brand ‘Ann Demeulemeester,’” she wrote. “I feel it’s time to separate our paths.” Demeulemeester’s poetic, ethereal aesthetic made her a favorite of fashion iconoclasts, perhaps most famously her friend Patti Smith. The letter did not specify whether a new creative director would be named or whether the existing team would take the collection forward, but it announced that the men’s and women’s collections for Fall ’14 would be presented together at a show on February 27, 2014.