ann demeulemeester autumn/winter 15
What happens to the goth girls when they grow up? It was all black everything at Ann Demeulemeester's Paris show.
Since Ann herself left the label 2 years ago, Sébastien Meunier has certainly kept the same sullen splendour alive. Flanked by spirits, moody misses stalked the Paris catwalk in all black everything save for a couple of Beetlejuice stripes, a bronze satin look and a stand-out red number, fit for a fire priestess.Loose floor-length skirts and dresses were interspersed with leather trousers; the wide shapes of relaxed coats pulled in by belts of all shapes and sizes.
Whether half zipped, wrapped around and around, knotted, or obi style, these centrepieces commanded attention. Each look was completed by long leather gloves that played hide and seek with naked skin and provided an ideal accessory for the sexy murders that the girls might carry out later. Hair was wrapped around necks to form a hauntingly practical natural scarf, and the occasional bare chest brought a touch of sensual seduction. Similar beauty looks can most likely be achieved by applying eye make-up, having a little cry, and sticking your head under the shower for approx. 1 second. Until next time I'm afraid we must now (centre) part and glare at each other across a dark, dark room in a dark, dark house on this dark, dark planet we call Earth.