Ann Demeulemeester's idiosyncratic sartorial vision has produced enticing garments since the early 1980s. Stylistically, her creations combine rock 'n roll's combative urgency with the disheveled elegance of the Romantics, distilled through avant-garde proportions and thoughtful detailing. While her creations are realised in unique custom-woven fabrics and often come with interesting stories, it is Demeulemeester's unique approach to movement and drape that makes her clothes feel like nothing else when worn. Her approach is often described as 'dark' and 'romantic'; we perceive it as graciously humane. Demeulemeester departed from her label in late 2013.