Ludovic de Saint Sernin made his debut as Creative Director of Ann Demeulemeester at Paris Fashion Week with a collection that paid tribute to the brand’s founder. The collection was predominantly black, with accents of deep burgundy and eggplant, and featured contrasting elements of fluidity and equestrian formality. The show opened with a dramatic “quil” top, which set the tone for the dark and moody collection. Saint Sernin’s seductive and streamlined style infused the pieces with a contemporary feel, while still honoring Ann Demeulemeester’s legacy.
The collection was presented at a frenetic pace, showcasing Saint Sernin’s vision for the brand. The clothes featured intricate detailing, with structured jackets, billowing sleeves, and body-hugging leathers. The overall effect was one of streamlined elegance, with the garments expertly tailored to flatter feminine curves or a straighter masculine silhouette. The accessories, including boots with or without stiletto heels, were also expertly crafted and perfectly complemented the collection.
Overall, Ludovic de Saint Sernin’s debut collection for Ann Demeulemeester was a triumph. It successfully honored the brand’s legacy while also showcasing the designer’s unique perspective and aesthetic. We eagerly anticipate what Saint Sernin has in store for his sophomore collection as Creative Director of the brand.