Kitsch and sugary references might have first sprung to mind when the creative director of Ann Demeulemeester, Sebastien Meunier announced that her new collection was inspired by unicorns. But think again. The designer focused on the mythical icon’s noble history and the symbolic meaning behind the unicorns: luck, hope and innocence – as well as focusing on how the unicorn is the national animal of Scotland (in case you didn’t know).
The designer delivered a dreamy and draped style collection, with floor-sweeping medieval-style dresses and metal headdresses, peplums and crinolines. The detailing in the collection included stark metal frameworks interlocking long velvet drapes and short vests, giving us silhouettes reminiscent of Mary Queen of Scots. Meunier opted for a wispy and romantic collection, a change from his previous line for SS20 which was grittier and sleeker with blazer style dresses and skirts. But for AW? Strength and mystery were in the air.
For more about the collection check out anndemeulemeester.com