By now you've probably noticed that the Middle Ages are the leading theme of the season. The interesting part is seeing how each designer fantasizes about a decade over a millennium old.
Oversized leather and boiled wool scarves were furiously wrapped around the neck. Paired with armpit-high gloves, these accessories reinforced a rough and tough feel, 10th century style – ideal for horseback riding in the middle of a cold night.
To avoid an S&M feel, there was a solid use of soft suede, for a matte touch to contrast the leather’s sheen.
A few skirts and dresses –- or rather, robes— closed the show. Think floor length pieces with a slit, revealing the same trousers running throughout the show; those were paired with cinched, sleeveless coats (yes, revealing skin!), with oversized necklines.
For Demeulemeester, the decade is a natural match with her DNA, and probably also a long-lasting fantasy. Joan of Arc chic anyone?