Ann Demeulemeester FW16 : Sebastian Meunier Debuts A Collection With Texture From Head To Toe.
It was all about texture at Ann Demeulemeester’s fall-winter 2016 men’s ready-to-wear show in Paris; texture in variations. The collection started slow, Â with sharp black suits accented with lapels and smart lookingn shirts with pops of rich color in mahogany, mustard and red. The black shoes even had patches of silk viscose fabric.
As the collection progressed, the hair on our necks begin to raise, as well as that of the collection pieces, quite literally. There was a brushed mohair suit in black, playfully resembling the fur of a well manicured poodle providing an undeniable amount of volume; Â long alpaca jackets in white with touches of mustard and slivers ofÂ denim tucked quietly away underneath. We also witnessed some rock and roll inspired sensibilities by way on long leather fringe that swayed with decisive attitude as well as theÂ one of a kindÂ long mane hair accessories that hung from the models’ necks providing a certain lightness that was both modern and primal.
Silhouettes were snug and crisp. We sawÂ short sleeved suiting, over-sized sweaters, and jackets and vests that looked as if they were a size too small.
Designer Sebastian Meunier gave a few words backstage on behalf of his collection and the inspiration behind the use of all the hair, “I speak of Apollo and his beauty. . . . I wanted all the elements of what makes a beautiful body and a beautiful aspect and a beautiful soul. I wanted to make it very generous, visible, and not too tight.” His Apollo reference was well construed by the way the collection Â meshed together, with each ensemble like a stanza in a well-versed poem.
Check out the images below to see some of our favorite looks fromÂ Ann Demeulemeester FW16, Paris Fashion Week.