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    I couldn't wait for the full show, so here is the preview from gettyimages.com. It looks pretty solid so far, with all Ann's signature touches. It's not a stand out show, I would say, it doesn't make me jump out of my seat as some of her other shows have. I hope to see more soon.





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    gee, i don't know if i like this...[;)]



    I'm not going to post pics now--will wait for the style.com update tomorrow. You pretty much picked my favorites.



    i like this even more than last spring and i can't wait to see the showroom pics....gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. i'll be saving my pennies for the white shirts and the skirts. And i absolutely love the layered vests.



    Will say something more articulate tomorrow....

    ...I mean the ephemeral, the fugitive, the contingent, the half of art whose other half is the eternal and the immutable.

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    More Ann




    ...I mean the ephemeral, the fugitive, the contingent, the half of art whose other half is the eternal and the immutable.

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    {style.com}




    ...I mean the ephemeral, the fugitive, the contingent, the half of art whose other half is the eternal and the immutable.

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    Thank you, laika. Ok, never mind my initial reaction - after looking at the entire show - it's STUNNING. So romantic and nonchalant and cool. Just perfect.
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    I don't usually like the ombre/fading effect, but it looks beautiful here.




    ...I mean the ephemeral, the fugitive, the contingent, the half of art whose other half is the eternal and the immutable.

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    Have I been missing out?



    Does Ann D release her menswear like 3 months before her womenswear? I'm lost.



    http://men.style.com/fashion/collect...te/thumb/ADMEN


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    You're welcome, Faust. I really like the addition of the structured vests over the flowey blouses and full skirts. Definitely something I would do. However, I fervently hope that I won't be seeing any of you boys wearing this. [:S]





    ...I mean the ephemeral, the fugitive, the contingent, the half of art whose other half is the eternal and the immutable.

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    Yea, this frou-frou thing on the male model is really weird. Men have a limit to their soft side, you know [:P]



    Mic, Ann produced her first stand-alone menswear show 3 seasons ago. She will still mix in male looks with her womenswear, because that's how she always did it. The standalone show was most probably a business decision.





    This, on the other hand, is a perfect outfit.



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    [quote user="Faust"]

    This, on the other hand, is a perfect outfit.





    [/quote]





    Agreed. As I scrolled past, I stopped on this image and thought, "well, i want all of that."


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    wow great collection! i must say though. i'm usually underwhelmed when i see these things in person. i'm not sure why.

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    the all white outfit in pic #2 looks absolutely angelic and heavenly! ^_^ will have to save up some money so that i can buy it for my gf. pic #2 and #13 are my favorite. the collection looks great so far. thanx faust and laila.

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    Hah!



    from fashionwiredaily.com

    Impractical Shoes, Poetry and Patti Smith




    Renata Espinosa

    October 05th, 2006 @ 00:18 AM - Paris



    Usually, I love this part of my job - fashion weeks.



    But these days, it seems rather irrelevant, as there are more pressing concerns at hand in the world.



    So when a fashion show becomes a work of poetry, created in the moment and for the moment, I perk up a little.



    I think what my life is missing right now, among many things, is poetry.



    I walked a mile in impractical shoes to see a show the other day -
    Ann Demeulemeester - because I took the wrong Metro line to the 17th
    arrondissement, the far flung neighborhood where the show was being
    held. But no matter, what Boulevard Berthier lacks in charm, it makes
    up for at the end of the tunnel, when you finally find the vaulted
    light and champagne-filled space you've been looking for (at a very
    different address than you'd thought you were walking to when you first
    set out).


    I think, too, when you've got a fresh haircut, like I did that day,
    the world is yours and who cares how far you have to walk to find it.



    Demeulemeester - one of the famed Antwerp 6 - celebrated her 20th
    anniversary this year. And her birthday present - a poem written and
    spoken on the spot, as the model's walked down the runway, by none
    other than Patti Smith (line breaks are mine):



    tattered coat and your scattered hopes

    and your silver charms

    unfettered, unspoiled

    and she sees

    lace

    white eyelet cloth

    billowing

    into the sea

    Easter

    Muslim nets form tents

    she dreams of cloth

    silver charms



    So often the soundtracks to shows fade into the background - you're
    supposed to notice and not notice them, they augment and highlight and
    make the clothes special, but you're not supposed to take them terribly
    literally.



    As I wrote the words - rather than simply listening to them
    (because I was bound to forget them otherwise) - it was quite a trip,
    thinking - wow - she based her collection on this poem by Patti Smith,
    literally. But this is why you always go backstage when you're
    reviewing a collection, because then you understand - NO -
    Demeulemeester is merely referencing her very first collection, based
    on Patti Smith's "Wave" and now, it's the reverse, she's got Patti
    Smith there with her, composing poetry inspired by her collection.



    The blisters on my feet, rewarded.



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    It was a very nice show, very crowded, and models walked quite slowly:-)



    Patti Smith was very patiently giving an interview after the show.



    I took a wrong direction, too:-))


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    [quote user="nqth"]

    It was a very nice show, very crowded, and models walked quite slowly:-)



    Patti Smith was very patiently giving an interview after the show.



    I took a wrong direction, too:-))



    [/quote]



    You went?!?!?! Oh, you kill me!!!

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    Yes, it was such a nice experience:-) (the show of course, I was scared to death when I realized I was at the other end of the superlong "boulevard")



    It seemed that every model wore just one outfit. Before the show Ann D. went out the backstage for a while. It started quite late.


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    It seems odd that she shows the men's show months earlier, then shows the same men's looks again during the women's show. I guess there is such a strong connection between how the men's and women's wear looks she wants to show it all together at some point.

    I love this show but it's got me wondering how people actually wear her clothes in real life. It seems like her look relies on so much layering and accessories (all sold separately of course) that you would have to spend a lot of money to get one of these looks. Do you guys go for the whole look or do you find her clothes incorporate well with what you have? It just seems like some of the pieces may not be so unique if you don't style them as shown.

    Looking at this collection makes me really want a cut away or asymmetric blazer of some type, but I can't decide which one I like best. Do you think S/S 07 would be the best time to get something like this or is the current collection better? Are her blazers pretty snug (i would need IT 46)? Most of my pants are fairly skinny so I would want something that fits close to the body but is unstructured.

    Looks like the feather necklaces are back, which makes me happy, I was just getting jealous of those that were able to get one last spring. I'm also drawn to that hand print tee, I kinda want to go for a "i just washed up on a deserted island" look next spring (it's so early to be thinking about this but i can't help it!)

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    [quote user="casem83"]It seems odd that she shows the men's show months earlier, then shows the same men's looks again during the women's show. I guess there is such a strong connection between how the men's and women's wear looks she wants to show it all together at some point.

    I love this show but it's got me wondering how people actually wear her clothes in real life. It seems like her look relies on so much layering and accessories (all sold separately of course) that you would have to spend a lot of money to get one of these looks. Do you guys go for the whole look or do you find her clothes incorporate well with what you have? It just seems like some of the pieces may not be so unique if you don't style them as shown.

    Looking at this collection makes me really want a cut away or asymmetric blazer of some type, but I can't decide which one I like best. Do you think S/S 07 would be the best time to get something like this or is the current collection better? Are her blazers pretty snug (i would need IT 46)? Most of my pants are fairly skinny so I would want something that fits close to the body but is unstructured.

    Looks like the feather necklaces are back, which makes me happy, I was just getting jealous of those that were able to get one last spring. I'm also drawn to that hand print tee, I kinda want to go for a "i just washed up on a deserted island" look next spring (it's so early to be thinking about this but i can't help it!)


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    Ann has always showed mens collection with the womens - she did her first stand alone mens show three (or is it already 4?) seasons ago. I suspect it was a business decision influenced by Ann Chappelle who bought a piece of Ann's company. Ann herself is a believer in androgyny - it's not a underlying force in her collections, but a part of her work. I personally love menswear and womenswear together and the consistency in vision that it brings.



    As far as layering - excellent question. My answer is no, you don't have to layer a lot to look like that and you can substitute a lot of basic pieces for lower priced ones. As a matter of fact I was genuinley pizzled when Barneys bought a ton of simple expensive spagghetti strapped tops that could be easily found elsewhere. Layering is fun though, and Ann loves it - she never does superwarm pieces, relying on layering. I think Ann's key items are her jackets and her boots - if you can get those, you can find the rest elsewhere.



    As far as the assymetrical cut-away jacket I suggest fall rather than spring. They are just done in more luxurious materials (I don't really like cotton blazers). There is a lovely one in the collection that's currently in stores.

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    Faust, your knowledge is most impressive.



    BTW, Aloha Rag just posted a bunch of Ann Dem accesories (finally).

    ...I mean the ephemeral, the fugitive, the contingent, the half of art whose other half is the eternal and the immutable.

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    you can also see some new stuff here:



    mens / womens




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