Ann Demeulemeester: sheer nomads

An impressive cast of nomadic silhouettes saw the Ann Demeulemeester collection manifest in the name of freedom of movement. The desert inspiration is the continuation of her menswear collection presented in June. That time Demeulemeester expressed her internal feeling about the desert environment. On the contrary, the spring 2012 womenswear collection is more divided into a decadent-androgynous tribe detailed with wide brimmed hats, chain and fringed necklaces, silk fringes and tassels or jet beading. The inspirational image was personified with the Swiss writer and traveler Isabelle Eberhardt, known for her mannish style and romantic aesthetic. The collection is very desert-oriented – based on a black and white palette and implemented with sandy neutrals, soft browns and smoke grey.

The designer strongly emphasizes her sheer adoration transforming the transparent material into different stages. There are numerous entries of smooth fabrication: wafting sheer layers, elongated tunics, fluid column skirts and dresses, breezy sheers accompanied with satin, see through pants, diffused ombre prints – they all depict the transformative nature of the desert. The silhouettes present astonishing solutions for well structured outwear as well ranging from romantic parkas, boho fringed vests to tailored suits, cropped militarian jackets and the hint of grunge knits.

For the full runway coverage of Ann Demeulemeester‘s spring 2012 collection, click on the thumbnails above.