Ann Demeulemeester was born in Belgium, and graduated from the Royal Academy of Arts in Antwerp in 1981, along with contemporaries Dries Van Noten and Walter Van Beirendonck. Known as the “Antwerp Six”, this group of breakthrough designers went on to put Belgium firmly on the map for innovative design. Demeulemeester launched her own label in 1985 and showcased her womenswear collection in Paris in 1992 and menswear in 1996.
Renowned for her independent style and impeccable architectural construction, Demeulemeester has consolidated her name as one of Europe’s leading contemporary designers. Her creations are timeless works of art that highlight her flair for visually simple lines which hide complex and masterful detailing. Understated to the eye, each design acts as a voice for Demeulemeester’s artistic vision, exploring in depth the complexities of clothing.