About the house of Ann Demeulemeester Ann Demeulemeester is a fashion house established in1985 and based in Antwerp, Belgium. Renowned for a poetic balance of shadow and light, the collections for women and men evoke a serene and romantic universe nuanced with a rock spirit. Masculine and feminine elements are woventhroughout each collection, as signature silhouettes fuse languid tailoring innoble fabrics with sensual asymmetries and the twist of sheer and opaquetextiles. Entwined with classicism and the radical touch of music andcontemporary art, each design captures strength and sensitivity in equal parts. About Ann Demeulemeester Graduating from Antwerp’s Royal Academy of Fine Arts in 1981, Ann Demeulemeester (and her contemporaries, the Antwerp Six), transformed global fashion with a re-statement of traditional fashion design and a polemical approach to luxury trends. She founded her label in 1985 and imbues her designs with a strong narrative and rebellious spirit. For Demeulemeester, fashion is a form ofcommunication. Her complex language of contrasts covers a whole gamut ofemotions. The tension is highly poetic, and her clothes reveal many layers of soul. Known for her elegant tailoring and dark yet glamorous aesthetic, she created a serene and darkly romantic world with an intriguing mix of edgy rebellion and sophistication. Since her departure in 2014, the artistic direction of the brand is in hands of French native Sebastien Meunier. About Sebastien Meunier The French designer Sebastien Meunier was named Artistic Director of Ann Demeulemeester in 2013, having designed the men’s collection in-house since 2010. Hailing from Versailles, Meunier abandoned the study of law for fashion and his eponymous label, however an early affinity withBelgian design led to a decade at the right hand of Martin Margiela. His work fuses a seductive awareness of the body with moments of baroque finery and a raw touch. Today Meunier’s vision evolves the house of Ann Demeulemeester into the future with an intimate respect for its illustrious past.