Ann Demuelemeester Spring Summer 2014
Ann returns to spring in a most playful and lighthearted manor. She maintains that dark brooding feel while adding splashes of color and and print.
The collection was inspired by Ann’s own garden as well as the idea of ‘a leisurely Sunday afternoon stroll’ which I feel is evident in the fits. This season see’s a return to a more form fitting Ann. Garments that are easy to live in and look easier to move in than past offerings. I feel she captured that playful feeling that an unencumbered Sunday holds. Lighthearted and relaxed but still very within the bounds of Ann’s design scheme.
Parts of the collection are incredibly busy and when layered as bountifully as on the runway almost reminds one of The Soloist. This is certainly a new direction from Ann and while I can’t say I don’t miss the minimalism I feel this will be adopted by more than just the regular Ann clientele.
I see a lot of areas in this collection where Ann clearly went back and reworked older designs to a point of such refinement. One thing I have noticed is the jackets seem a bit slimmer and perhaps more form fitting than previous seasons. This is something I can get behind as a slim gentleman.
Ann fits in to that category with Yohji where I know what to expect each season and I find it hard to be disappointed. When someone can design so confidently and in such an unwavering sense while still providing this level of progression it’s hard to find anything wrong. This seems like the most audacious although possibly most wearable Ann collection in a few seasons. As always I look forward to more details on this collection.