Eastern Awakening–Going east for the spring 2012 season, Ann Demeulemeester’s romantic hero picks up edgier attributes alongside a new-found opulence. Adding rich camel hues to the customary black and white landscape, chic long layers play into the collection’s strong point. Always a lineup to watch for accessories, spring’s range does not disappoint with a turn towards combat boots, which interestingly results in a new stylish sandal hybrid. Meanwhile, embracing the mandarin collar and adding it to her signature waistcoats and a wonderful selection of outerwear, Demeulemeester brings together sheer shirting as well as accessories to complete a formidable spring vision.
Jaco Van Den Hoven