Name: Ann Demeule­meester
Birth­date: 1954
Home­town: Kor­trijk, Bel­gum
Label: Ann Demeule­meester with her hus­band Patrik Robyn
Edu­ca­tion: Royal Acad­emy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, 1978–81
Col­lec­tion Debut: 1986, show in Lon­don
Paris Debut: 1992
Menswear Debut: 1996

 

Ann Demeulemeester

Ann Demeulemeester

Name: Haider Ackermann
Birth­date: 1971
Home­town: Santa Fe de Bogota, Columbia,
Label: Haider Ackermann
Edu­ca­tion: Royal Acad­emy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, 1994-98
Col­lec­tion Debut: 2001, show in Paris
Menswear Debut: 2010

 

Haider Ackermann

Haider Ackermann

 

Belgian Designers such as Ann Demeulemeester and Haider Ackermann come from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, and see women as creatures who want “to come out of the shadows and into the light.”  On this gloomy day, I’m feeling dark, but I’ve never felt this close to light.

 

Black outfit

Black outfit

 

This Ann Demeulemeester leather hatis as cool as a hat can get.

 

Ann Demeulemeester leather hat

Ann Demeulemeester leather hat

 

This long black Haider dress is a flowy spring dream with mystical powers.

 

Haider dress

Haider dress

 

I also see this Ann Demeulemeester scarf with these long pants as one of the most empowering outfits ever.

 

Ann Demeulemeester scarf

Ann Demeulemeester scarf

 

If you love Belgian designers such as Ann Demeulemeester, Dries Van Noten, Haider Ackermann, A.F. Vandevorst, Bruno Pieters,and Stephan Schneider you should follow this blog I recently ran into: FLEMISH FASHION FREAKS 

PHOTO + STYLING: SHANNON NATAF

 

 

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