Graduating from Antwerp’s Royal Academy of Fine Arts in 1981, Ann Demeulemeester and her contemporaries, the Antwerp Six, transformed global fashion with an restatement of traditional design and a polemical approach to luxury trends. She founded her label in 1985, and imbuing her designs with a strong narrative and rebellious spirit. For Demeulemeester, fashion is a form of communication. The tension is highly poetic, and her clothes reveal many layers of the soul. Known for her elegant tailoring and moody yet glamorous aesthetic, she has created a serene and darkly romantic world with an intriguing mix of edgy rebellion and sophistication.