Ann Demeulemeester

Legendary designer Ann Demeulemeester graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp in 1981 - a year famed for producing a group of profoundly influential designers now known as the "Antwerp Six".

Deeply influenced by art, poetry, and music, Demeulemeester is renowned for a restrained and profoundly romantic aesthetic which often quotes from gothic and punk style. After running her fashion house completely independently for almost 30 years, Ann Demeulemeester made the decision to depart from fashion in late 2013, leaving her in-house design team to carry on her legacy.