Ann Demeulemeester SS14

Drawing strength from menswear in dark blossom embroidery, cherry red and stripes

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Photography by Jaques Habbah

Initial reaction:

Shadowy layers and intricate prints for Pagan queens in sweeping crowns.

References:

The darkly twisted take on cherry blossom in the embroidery of Demeulemeester’s menswear SS14 collection, which, replicated here, gave texture to the loose, deconstructed silhouettes she is known for.

Unexpected details:

The tattoo tights and sheer sleeves, in a similar print to the embroidery.

Prints:

A mash of nude, black and red in print, stripe and flowing block colours.

Stand out looks:

All the cherry red pieces with intricate print: mini shift dress, open coat with peeping shorts, and a gown with front split.

Location:

A church with blacked out windows

Progression:

Very much a continuation of menswear SS14, drawing on the same twisted cherry blossom and stripe prints, and the black and red colour palette.

Accessories:

High priestess raffia head pieces that veiled the eyes and flopped into uncontrolled organic forms.

Soundtrack: 

Back to Nature by Fad Gadget, Cheree by Suicide.

How they wore it:

Severely: hard leather skirt belts constricted the hips, and hair was slicked and poker straight.

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Ann Demeulemeester Photography by Jaques Habbah
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