Misty memories pass by, like mellow clouds drifting across a clear sky.
The delicacy of new hopes and humble feelings animated the menswear debut of Ann Demeulemeester’s creative director Sébastien Meunier. Thin and light layers unveiled the complexity of an intricate detailing hidden under the apparent simplicity of the garments Evoking some kind of Pre-Raphaelite romanticism, the bare whites faded into the ivory and bones shades, enhanced by contrasting deep black and charcoal tones. Like branches of ivy, floral embroideries climbed upon the backs of linen and semi-sheer jackets stretching all over the pieces’ structure. Liquid gold arabesques added a subtle touch of French Renaissance’s majesty to the collection, softened by some slightly sportswear elements such as hooded coats and long parkas. With graceful art, Meunier maintained the discrete elegance of Ann Demeulemeester’s purist aesthetic, gently reinterpreting the inherited creative codes in his own way.
Rising in a pool of shimmering light, the halo glows as a conquering soul above the horizon.