Right now, Gothic has become such a strong force not only within fashion, but within popular culture. Those who carry that baton season after season, Gareth Pugh, Rick Owens and Ann Demeulemeester are constantly at the forefront.
But this season Gareth Pugh felt dull, Rick Owens has a fantastic signature, but never innovates. Demeulemesster how ever, just nailed one of the best collections to date.
The entire collection is about the shape, it is quite frankly, perfection. The silhouette of this collection is simply staggering. Delicate, light yet powerful and flowing. It is refined, concise and yet stunningly beautiful.
The cut out panels and leather forms are devine, creating strength within delicate fabrics. Bringing everything together accented to produce an aura of power and darkness, transforming models into creatures. It becomes almost celestial.
Ann Demeulemeester, when your Spring Summer collection is this staggering, there is nothing left to do but crown you Queen of noir.