Modern, cool and street, the Ann Demeulemeester Men’s RTW Spring 2016 collection is a colorblock of mainly black and white with a bit of color pop.
Teal and blood orange stole the show on skinny pants, jacket trims and vests. Sébastien Meunier, the creative director for the Ann Demeulemeester brand, got rid of his usual low profile as he made big strides in this menswear collection.
Meunier confessed that showing his talent took time saying,
“Step by step, I need to show my own art and my own soul. I like a very clear message. I also think that today, people want something bright and efficient visually, something that is direct.”
His biggest task is giving the brand a fresh new look, while keeping what the Belgian brand’s original style.
He gave a new way by adding cool removable linings in the bright colors of the collection. He also made belts to rest on top of shirts.
The pants also came in all sorts of colors and materials like leather, they even came in a light see-through chiffon fabric that was layered with another black pant. These pair have recieved mixed emotions from their audiences.
Many of the jackets and vest in the collection had a militia style, following a popular trend seen on the menswear runway this spring season; Some jackets and vest were long and trench-like.
All-in-all, Meunier showed he is a force to be reckoned with and really surprised many with this ready-to-wear collection, interesting to see what he has cooked up next.
Photos by Giovanni Giannon