Ann Demeulemeester SS16

anneanne2 anne3 anne4 anne5 anne6 anne7Half S&M high priestess, half European ski enthusiast, Anne Demeulemeester’s SS16 collection is everything I would wear within the sweaty confines of a dark underground rave, but with 100% more nipple tape. In all seriousness, this was one of my favourite SS16 collections. What can I say? I love all black ensembles with mixed textures—leather, chiffon, silk, maybe a little bit of velvet if you’re feeling extra aesthetic. Although I’m not a huge fan of the peep toe shoes, I would probably kill for one of those incredible leather harnesses.

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Farewell to Raf

dior1 dior2 dior3 dior4 dior5 dior6 dior7 dior8 dior9 dior10 dior11 dior12Did anyone think Raf Simons would be content at Dior forever? Obviously no. The man is too big and too talented to stay anywhere for too long. But did I think his Spring Summer 2016 collection, only three short years after he was appointed artistic director of the legendary fashion house’s womenswear line, would be his last? Absolutely not. But the intense demands of the relentless fashion weeks can prove to be too much for even the most disciplined talents.

The collection, as a statement of farewell, is sweet yet bold. The garments are stunning, their beauty a painful reminder of everything Simons has accomplished at Dior in such a short amount of time. I’m not sure who would make a better, more intriguing fit at Dior than Simons. But I, along with the rest of the fashion world, am certainly excited to find out.

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