Runway Recap: Ann Demeulemeester S/S 09

Femininity isn’t a word usually associated with Belgian designer Ann Demeulemeester, who is known for her androgynous and avant-garde aesthetic, but it was in full swing at her spring show. This was a femininity that asserted its presence in intricate folds interspersed with metallic embroidery or ruffled pleats. Only Demeulemeester can pull together such disparate elements as pinstripes, rocker-chic silver chains and layered Grecian draping into one highly cohesive and very wearable collection.