Anne Demeulemeester’s Creative Process Captured In A Book

Anne Demeulemeester once said, ‘Black is not sad. Bright colors are what depresses me. They’re so… empty. Black is poetic. How do you imagine a poet? In a bright yellow jacket? Probably not.’  Well now, with the help of Rizzoli, you’ll be able to delve even deeper into Demeulemeester’s dark poetry with new book, ‘Ann Demeulemeester’.  Considered as one of my favorite designers, due to the element of abstract mischief in her designs, this book is set to be published at the end of this month.  Through a series of 1000 unseen illustrations, you’ll get to see how the designer’s obscure yet sophisticated style, where materials such as mesh + leather are combined + layered, became pieces of desire + intrigue.


Since the launching of her label with photographer Patrick Robyn in 1985, Ann Demeulemeester, part of the ’Antwerp Six’, the influential group of designers including Dries Van Noten, Walter Van Beirendonck, Dirk Van Saene, Dirk Bikkembergs + Marina Yee, this 2000 page book will tediously reveal the designer’s creative process while describing the details of the fashion house she left behind just under a year ago.


And in true Demeulemeester style, the book will have a black cover with the preface written by Demeulemeester’s friend + muse Patti Smith.  I can’t wait to snatch a copy of my own.



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