Ann Demeulemeester

The dark mistress of gothic romanticism and one of the revered ‘Antwerp Six’ fashion designers, Ann Demeulemeester’s singular vision brings a deconstructed and poetic elegance. Her menswear and womenswear  has garnered a following for her slim cut black suits, draped overcoats and military-inspired boots.


May 28th 2015

The Belgians An Unexpected Fashion Story

The Belgians An Unexpected Fashion Story is an exhibition at The Centre for Fine Arts (BOZAR) in Brussels, Belgium. The exhibition gives a unique historic overview of the DNA of Belgian fashion, starting with the legendary Antwerp Six (including Dries van Noten, Walter Van Beirendonck and Ann Demeulemeester) and working up to the individualistic creations of Martin…

November 6th 2014

Patti Smith Helps Celebrate Ann Demeulemeester's New Book

Ann Demeulemeester was at Barneys in New York last Wednesday night to sign copies of her new monograph.  The thick, linen-wrapped book, published by Rizzoli is priced at $100 and documents the retired designer’s career from 1982 to 2014. The event boasted another unmissable attendee: Patti Smith. The singer-songwriter, artist and poet is a longtime…

October 23rd 2014

Ann Demeulemeester Monograph Published By Rizzoli

This book tells the whole story of my work in pictures and is dedicated to all of the people who have believed in me and helped me to bring my work into the world and to all of the women and men who have added their personalities to my clothes to make them complete -…

October 1st 2014

Ann Demeulemeester Spring Summer 2015

A year into the post-departure era at Ann Demeulemeester and the design team by Sebastien Meunier have remained true to the eponymous founder’s sensibility while moving ahead on their own for. Layering and featherweight fabrics combine with razor tailoring and thick, textural materials with the silhouettes forming a cohesive and true reflection of the Demeulemeester aesthetic. Ann…

September 3rd 2014

Ann Demeulemeester Autumn Winter 2014 Menswear Collection

Ann Demeulemeester AW14/15 menswear collection is now available to purchase in-store and online. This season’s collection is all about fluidity, asymmetric cuts, and light fabrics draped impeccably around the body. Ann Demeulemeester is exclusive to 4. Shop the new collection here.

November 21st 2013

Ann Demeulemeester To Exit Label

We were sorry to hear that Ann Demeulemeester is leaving her eponymous label. The designer – who established her brand in 1985 – announced  the news on Wednesday November 20th, 2013 with a PDF of a handwritten letter. “A new time is coming both for my personal life and the brand Ann Demeulemeester,” she wrote, before…

October 14th 2011

Ann Demeulemeester Spring Summer 2012 Womenswear

The creature Ann Demeulemeester created for SS12 was part androgyne, part decadent, a poetic hybrid of East and West. As she did with her men’s collection in June, Demeulemeester imagined a European wardrobe “infected” by the tribal dress her explorer encountered. With the spectral pulse of Harold Budd on the soundtrack sounding like mournful desert…

August 5th 2011

Menswear Spring Summer 2012 Collection By Ann Demeulemeester

We are happy to share a selection of images from the new Ann Demeulemeester Spring Summer 2012 Menswear collection. Recently shown during Menswear Paris Fashion week, Ann’s creations are still one of our firm favourites chez 4. If you want to find out more, check out the her website. Ann Demeulemeester (womenswear and menswear) is…

June 21st 2011

Jennifer Aniston Wearing Ann Demeulemeester

Though not really our thing – celebrities in their finest, we make the odd exception… Presenting; Jennifer Aniston wearing Ann Demeulemeester (Marie Claire US) , in a Fall Winter 2011-2012 Jacket. Ann Demeulemeester is exclusive to 4. Image via Ann Demeulemeester.

April 4th 2011

The Tribes Of Vivienne Westwood, Ann Demeulemeester And Rick Owens

One of the fundamental effects that clothing has is to identify and categorise people in the minds of everyone else around them. It serves as one of our basic ways of aligning ourselves with others, a way of belonging to a certain tribe. While some designers tend to beat to the drum of being on-trend,…

March 18th 2011

Ann Demeulemeester Autumn/Winter 2011 Show, Paris

After our recent post featuring images from her show: We present the video of the Autumn Winter 2011 womenswear collection from Ann Demeulemeester. If we could dress Pocahontas, she would look like this. Ann Demeulemeester is exclusive to 4. > Video via ASVOF.

March 18th 2011

Ann Demeulemeester Womenswear Autumn Winter 2011, Paris

This season’s new collection was a poetic and fantastical return to what Demeulemeester does best. Last season, Ann Demeulemeester tried her hand at wearable abstract art to purposefully go to an experimental place but this seasons show was about poetically playing out with familiar elements – feathers, lace-up detailing, fringing – to reach the heights…

March 17th 2011

The Most Action-Packed Fashion Week In History

Fall 2011 may have been the most action-packed Fashion Week in the history of action-packed Fashion Weeks: So says Hint Mag. Why? Dominatrix Effect: for fall several designers dove headfirst into the dungeon, sending out a seemingly endless parade of fashion dominatrixes outfitted for every taste imaginable. These ranged from Maison Martin Margiela’s intellectual doms,…

February 18th 2011

Joyce 40th Anniversary: Diane Pernet Interviewing Ann Demeulmeester

We now give you Diane Pernet from ASVOF interviewing Ann Demeulemeester. The interview is part of the 40th Anniversary celebrations of Joyce, one of the most innovative Chinese retail stores, having Diane and Ann talking about Joyce, inspiration and fashion in Asia. Ann Demeulemeester is exclusive to 4. ANN DEMEULEMEESTER INTERVIEWED BY DIANE PERNET from…

December 13th 2010

The History Of Contemporary Art Fashion Vol. 2 In Paris

The museum Les Arts Decoratifs in Paris is exhibiting “The History of Contemporary Art Fashion vol. 2 1990 & 2000 until May 2011. One hundred and fifty designs were selected from the most emblematic collections of the decade 1990-2000 which includes: Azzedine Alaïa, Chanel par Karl Laggerfeld, Hussein Chalayan, Junya Watanabe, Lanvin par Alber Elbaz,…

August 27th 2010

Walter Van Beirendonck

Not satisfied with being known for inspiring and politicising fashion or curating numerous exhibitions and publications on popular culture, Walter Van Beirendonck has also been heavily involved in the Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Art course. He is far from a guest lecturer, and in 2007 became the head of the department. Numerous forward thinking…

July 27th 2010

Ann Demeulemeester Angelina Jacket

The Angelina jacket by Ann Demeulemeester is of course more than an ordinary piece. It’s a full leather piece which comes full lined. It is also not your typical piece. Those looking for something out of the ordinary have found it. Ann Demeulemeester is stocked at 4. Read the original blog post here on Selectism.

June 21st 2010

Ann Demeulemeester: Male Retrospective, 1996 - 2009

A Blog Curated By (Haider Ackermann) points us at a great retrospective look at Ann Demeulemeester from Nomenus Nº7 - see below.  American photographer Erik Madigan Heck has carved a sure path through the cultural spheres of art, fashion, and film in the past decade – having graduated Parsons School of Design and going on to…

May 25th 2010

Kobe Bryant is 'White Hot' for the LA Times

We were certainly surprised to see these images making their way online this week… LA Lakers star Kobe Bryant looks a little out of his depth wearing a selection of 4 favourites Damir Doma, Kriss Van Assche, Ann Demeulemeester and Rick Owens in a shoot for the LA Times. We’re not entirely convinced of the pairing but…

May 18th 2010

Monograph: 'Complete Works' by Vincent Van Duysen

For more than two decades,  Belgian architect Vincent Van Duysen has created a series of exquisite buildings and residences, from the Low Countries to New York, with profoundly elemental spaces enriched by a refined palette of materials. The results are sublime, rich, minimal yet tactile. This is the complete monograph of Van Duysen’s work, including…

March 26th 2010

Ann Demeulemeester Autumn/Winter 2010/11

In eager anticipation of Ann Demeulemeester’s (exclusive to 4) arrival this autumn, we couldn’t resist sharing our thoughts on the label’s latest offering.  The focus remaining on a seasonal silhouette with a minimalist colour palette allowing the spotlight to sit squarely on the impeccable craftsmanship of the clothes. Black, charcoal and taupe took precedence, with flashes of pillar-box red punctuating at regular…

February 24th 2010

YSL & Atelier NY join forces!

News of the New York and London fashion weeks have been stealing the headlines for the last couple of weeks now, and it’s easy to get caught up in all the runway chaos. However, when we heard the news that there was to be a YSL collaboration, it was enough to make us flee the front row in…