Watch the men's Fall/Winter 2020 - 2021
After graduating from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in the late 80s, Ann Demeulemeester became known as part of the Antwerp Six, a group of radical new designers famous for their forward-thinking style. Demeulemeester released her eponymous label in 1996 with an avant-garde menswear collection, earning immediate recognition for her unconventional, deconstructivist designs. Her streamlined silhouettes and elongated cuts call to mind a sensual, emotive aesthetic that draws influence from Gothic, punk and Japanese culture. Now under the creative direction of Sebastien Meunier after Demeulemeester's departure in 2013, the brand continues to refine her darkly poetic vision.
With a long-lasting career spanning over three decades, Belgian designer Dries Van Noten has garnered recognition as one of the most progressive purveyors of eclectic style and craftsmanship. Known and celebrated for transcending luxury fashion conventions with a serenely subversive aesthetic and cerebral design sensibility, the accomplished third-generation tailor and member of the legendary Antwerp Six collective delivers a design-centered men’s ready-to-wear offering that focuses on soft yet precise tailoring, studied colors, and bold patterns. Rendered in premium custom-milled textiles and executed in perfected cuts and silhouettes, streamlined jackets, long cotton drill coats, boiler suits, and denim trousers take cues from traditional workwear.
Quintessential casualwear staples including boxy button-up shirts, knit polos, basic crewnecks, and swim shorts all lend themselves to easy yet sophisticated layering. Early-70's psychedelic and digitally-enhanced prints featuring vivid hues and undulating patterns serve as an optimistic visual counterbalance. Known for marrying the worlds of art and contemporary fashion, Van Noten’s collections often feature the works of illustrious fine artists of the past and present.
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