Ann Demeulemeester Spring 2013

The Clothes: Ann Demeulemeester shed her usual rock n’roll clerical chic for a new, cropped silhouette that was surprisingly wearable. Shorts and silv
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The Clothes: Ann Demeulemeester shed her usual rock n’roll clerical chic for a new, cropped silhouette that was surprisingly wearable. Shorts and silv
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The Clothes: Ann Demeulemeester shed her usual rock n’roll clerical chic for a new, cropped silhouette that was surprisingly wearable. Shorts and silver blazers were part of the show’s vocabulary; these contrasted with her usual use of black silk layers, including the recurrent appearance of wing-like, floor-length sleeves, and plenty of runway-sweeping trains. The Jedi warrior vibe was reinforced by the use of black leather harnesses and heavily belted waists, creating a contrast between the softness of silk and the stiffness of the torso. As for nighttime wear, colors--yes, colors--were on show: light pastel washes as well as deep purples appeared on floor length dresses. Ann Demeulemesteer continues to find delicacy in whatever she touches or finds inspiration in.

The Hair & Makeup: An ultra-pale face, with hair neatly slicked back into a trio of ponytails for a Wednesday Addams vibe.

The Soundtrack: An ecclesiastic soundtrack composed by Ann herself!

The Vibe: Given that the show was--as always--held in an unlit convent, the atmosphere was surprisingly welcoming.

The Front row: The crème de la crème of journalists.

Celeb We'd Most Like to See Wearing It: Princess Leia. Or Rooney Mara.

Photos: Imaxtree