The Creators

Ann Demeulemeester

A Belgium fashion designer with a career spanning more than three decades, Ann Demeulemeester is one of the world’s most respected creative voices. She was an instrumental member of the Antwerp Six, designers who stormed London fashion week in 1986, changing the international reputation of Belgian design forever. She quickly became a key figure in redefining the voice of fashion and came to represent an intelligent approach to fashion design.

Known for her deconstructivist style, creating untraditional clothing, she launched her eponymous label with long-term creative partner and photographer Patrick Robyn in 1985. In Antwerp in 1999 she opened her first store and now has stores and sells her label across the globe.

In 2013 she stepped down from her fashion house to explore her interest in ceramics and in 2019 launched her first range. Returning to her fashion label in 2020 the minimalist Antwerp store was renovated to focus on her homeware and furniture collections, confirming the brand's smart transition from a Fashion House to a Lifestyle Brand.

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