ANN DEMEULEMEESTER Fall/Winter 2013
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agreed to a certain extent, but that doesn't take away from how nice it really was. i think it beats/matches a lot of the collections before the dip of the past few years. i don't pay much attention to chalayan or pugh, so i won't comment for now. maybe i'll check them out later and have a rebuttal.
Edit: wrong thread.
It was nice, I don't disagree - there are certainly more wearable garments here, and a refinement of her aesthetic that's undeniable - but my heart is starting to turn in favour of the new guard. Ann has been consistently working towards the same end for a bit over three decades now, while Pugh is finally breaking out from under Rick's shadow in a way that past collaborators with him have not. If he can start to compliment his technically impressive runway pieces with more commercial works that keep the same retro-future inspiration, it's going to be a wicked exciting development