I've always been intrigued by cutout silhouettes. They are so intriguing, so poetic-the shadow of a soul. They tell everything about a character and they are open to be filled with one's own imagination.— Ann Demeulemeester
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Black is not sad. Bright colours are what depress me. They're so... empty. Black is poetic. How do you imagine a poet? In a bright yellow jacket? Probably not.
Those that think my clothes are androgynous also still believe that women should look like Barbie dolls. That's precisely the problem, the deep-rooted assumptions about what is feminine.
I want to put a soul in a garment. I don't want my clothes to be perfect, because human beings are not perfect.
For me black is not dark, it's poetic.
I don't think of gothic I think of classic - it's a big difference.
Jewelry is something that has to do with emotion. That aspect of jewelry really interests me.
Music is very inspiring to me because "true" music releases a true energy that is just inspiring. It's like when you see a beautiful painting or a wonderful film. You just receive this creative energy, and all of a sudden you want to create too.
A new time is coming both for my personal life, and the brand Ann Demeulemeester. I feel it's time to separate our paths.
I work for men that I would love to meet, somebody who I could fall in love with, someone who intrigues me.
I just wait because I think people will find me.
And I’m not the kind of person who will knock on somebody’s door. I wait. If they’re good for me, they will come towards me.
I'm very aware of the influence I've had, and I'm very pleased with that, because it proves that my work was necessary, that people liked it, and that it was right for its time which is a big compliment. But of course, this means I now have to move on. If more people are doing what I'm doing, I have to evolve. I'm pushed toward a new direction, and I have to let myself be tempted, find out where I can go.
Black is not sad... Black is poetic.
Fashion has a reason to be, because in fashion you can find new kinds of expression about human beings. It's my way to communicate.
Who could imagine a poet wearing anything other than black?
I don't like to generalize; I don't talk about the woman, because the woman doesn't exist. We're just lucky that we are able to choose. Those who feel like I do, who feel close to me find my product and find my soul. Each designer has a role to fulfill and you can never disappoint your audience, because it's for them that you're working. Naturally you always evolve, but my collection is about soul, about power.
I never leave anything behind. It's like a history, a chain, a line of life, you just have to move and make new steps, and keep it evolving - but my soul is my soul.
Creating is a lonely thing in a lot of ways.
Good fashion for me is like rock ‘n’ roll – there’s always a little rebellion in it.
My work is nice, natural, it's never "been there done that," my work remains very interesting without losing my soul - because it's really me, and I am always honest with myself. I don't care what's in or out, I just listen to myself. And it's very nice to able to work like that. At the beginning people might have wondered what I was doing, but now they know my line, my evolution, I'm respected for that and that's a wonderful feeling.
Fashion has a right to exist, because it permits the people to define themselves over and over again.