22 posts tagged "Ann Demeulemeester"
Though the wave of sadness felt after Ann Demeulemeester’s departure from her eponymous label endures, the fashion set should find some consolation come fall. Demeulemeester has announced that she’s penned a hardcover tome for Rizzoli, with a foreword by longtime fan Patti Smith, which is due out in October. (However—get excited—you can preorder it now). The book, promised to be “the first and highly personal perspective into the work and processes of Ann Demeulemeester,” will retail for $100 and boast more than one thousand images. Though spring’s only just arrived, we’ll be counting down the days till autumn.
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.
The menswear schedule is heating up, ladies and gents! (Well, mainly gents.) Today, WWD reported that Haider Ackermann, who quite successfully tried his hand at menswear back in 2010 (left), when he showed a collection at Pitti W (it was picked up by Barneys), is joining the Paris men’s schedule. For his second foray into menswear, which will debut on June 26, Ackermann will be presenting what he’s dubbed a “men’s wardrobe.” The menswear reveal comes on the heels of last week’s announcement that Belgian entrepreneur Anne Capelle had split the Haider Ackermann and Ann Demeulemeester labels, both of which had been linked under the same parent company. She told WWD that Ackermann’s label, which he launched in 2001, had “fully matured over the years, becoming a fully stable and independent business on its own.” Indeed, Ackermann has the potential to be an exciting addition to the men’s market. And we bet that a few of his female devotees (ahem, Tilda Swinton) will be fans of the boys’ clothes, too.
Opposites, insanity, clarity, abstraction, and minimalism all rolled into one—such was the concept behind photographer Erik Madigan Heck‘s electrifying images of Mary Katrantzou’s Spring ’13 collection. Heck, who has shot editorials and photographs for everyone from W magazine and Vanity Fair to Haider Ackermann and Ann Demeulemeester, has worked with Katrantzou on unexpected visuals since 2010. “I contacted her originally after she won the Swiss Textile Award. I was enamored with her creativity and use of color, and I thought we could collaborate in an interesting and innovative way,” Heck told Style.com. Intended as an artistic project rather than a campaign, the photos are an eye-catching (and, dare we say, refreshing) approach to showcasing Katrantzou’s clean Spring silhouettes and currency-inspired prints.