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Suited for Her

Paris…Ann Demeulemeester

With a return to her balanced palette of black and white, Demeulemeester’s F/W 09 collection was fit for a man but suited for a woman. Metallic embellished jacquards were used in a folkloric pattern, but not in typical bright colors – only black on black. These tops, layered over turtlenecks, wrapped the body and were belted at the waist. Slim pants in a matching fabric were tucked into to riding boots in a pony skin and nubuck leather. The same leather was used for a buckled “corset” that strapped onto a snow white draped dress. “I wanted something to give women more of a masculine shape,” she said. And that she did – along with heavy gauge knits on a cardigan enveloping the body with strips shielding a draped top.

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