THE PRINCESS OF ANTWERP
I thought that I would never like Ann Demeulemeester. I never really saw the appeal of her intellectual approach to clothes and couldn't make sense of her collections. Until now ... her show was fresh, visually harmonious and beautiful. Her looks were masterpieces, simple but imaginative, with details such as draping, volumes, tapering and layering expertly displayed. No Balmain leopard prints, ripped acid wash jeans and sparkly high heels or fringes but pure rock n' roll nonetheless! There was a lot to admire in this collection, notably the fluffy mini togas. The colour palette ranged from whites, blacks and Siddharta oranges. I'm beginning to wonder whether Demeulemeester's style has developed and reached a new stage or could it be that I'm simply older and wiser? I'll have to meditate on all that after my Japanese meal this evening!