2009 March 9
Ann Demeulemeester - Paris Fall 2009
(PARIS) The Belgian brainchild returned to familiar territory for Fall, with a black-and-white response to her widely lauded Spring collection. The heavy crystal embellishment in stores now gave way to intricate textures that incorporated everything from heavy braiding to pony hair. The typically bunched-up shapes were relegated mostly to above-the-waist action, while a narrow trouser tucked into a bondage boot kept the look at least moderately streamlined. Leather breastplates with dangling buckles underscored the notion that this damsel's distress is mostly for dramatic effect--she's looking better than ever.