Ann Demeulemeester

Paris Fashion Week: girls will be boys

Lanvin SS13. Photo: Jing Zhang

The biggest show of the day started at 8.45pm at the L'ecole Nationale Superiuer des Beaux Arts with guests nibbling finger sandwiches and sipping on glasses of Perrier Jouet.

Friday, 28 September, 2012, 1:03pm


What woman doesn't like a bit of drama? Designers created a statement on the catwalk this autumn by embellishing clothes with feathers ranging from delicate marabou to bold plumes. At Yves Saint Laurent, designer Stefano Pilati closed his show with a show-stopping ostrich feather coat which has since been spotted on celebrities such as musician Florence Welch.

28 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Light fantastic

Embroidered tulle shirt by Lanvin. Feather-embellished oversized dress and leather gloves both by Ann Demeulemeester. Shoes by Thierry Mugler.

2 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Jessie Leong

Wardrobe staple?

Jeans, no particular brand.

As long as they're cut nicely.

What do you always wear?

A simple white shirt - I like styles from Ann Demeulemeester and Dries Van Noten.

Handbag pick for this season?

A shiny croc boston bag from my Muiik collection.

Favourite shoe designer?

24 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Strange but true

ANN DEMEULEMEESTER'S approach to fashion is unorthodox. Unlike most of her peers, who are concerned with sales and figures, the Belgian designer says her focus is on connecting with her customers on a spiritual level.

16 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Survival kit

Stand out in this season's urban camouflage. Dirty denim, distressed tie-dye, metal studs and serious hardware add tough-chic texture to city essentials, from tailored jackets and sleeveless shirts to jeans and micro-minis.

13 May 2001 - 12:00am

Style guru

Stylish guys are going technicolour this spring. Bright red, orange, yellow, blue and pink look great on their own, mixed up with neutrals (above at Dries van Noten), or worn in pastel shades for a softer, more subtle, effect.

1. Short-sleeved shirt ($1,950) by Issey Miyake from Joyce.

20 Apr 2001 - 12:00am


Hands up! What are you wearing?

We want to know everything.

Name: Chawey Yeh Age: 32

Occupation: Fashion editor

7 Jan 2001 - 12:00am