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Why do people fear black? Top to toe black still brings disgust and contempt and is widely shunned by plenty of superstitious people in Asia and seen as bad luck. Here are some of the comments you would get if your wore Ann Demeulemeester's Fall Winter 2009-2010 collection out here.

"You're only dressed like a funeral for a funeral if you wear all black"

"Did someone pass away in your family? If so, I'm sorry to hear that."

"Are you some goth kid or something?"

"Punk rock is so over already."

Ann Demeulemeester's Fall Winter 2009-2010 collection contained marvelous mainly black pieces in bits and bobs, random wool, jacquard and fur pieces with bunched-up shapeless, baggy pants with hanging crotch area and hundreds of wool braids just hanging loose, waiting to be caught in the train doors and dragging you onto the bloody tracks to hell.

"Cool" is not usually the word associated with this (Ann Demeulemeester's Fall Winter 2009-2010) kind of dressing. "Messed up" is.

My teen punk goth days are so over.

Comments

  1. I will never stop with my all black. So classic and timeless.

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  2. I agree but it depends what kind of all-black ensemble and the clothes. I'm over the Ann D teen punk/ goth stage. That's what I'm saying :)

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  3. I never really saw Ann D as a teen punk/goth kind of label or even a chic, classic one, its darkness always seemed more romantic to me than anything else (does that even make sense?).
    As with a lot of designers, I reckon some of her pieces will probably be modified for retail- it'd be easy enough to work your own look with one or more of them. Which is kind of the point of style- you make something your own, even if it's not exactly the way the designer intended it.

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  4. wow, I do have to say that I totally admire your blog !
    I love the photos, do you create them like that?

    love , mauri

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  5. Hi BlueFloppyHat, I feel its this specific fall winter collection that looks teen punk goth and reminded me of those days when I could not afford designer clothes and resorted to cheap lookalike clothes & DIY. Perhaps Ann D has better collections. Anyway, all comments are welcome :)

    Mau, you are such an adorable German boy. They would call you "Bishounen" in Japan or pretty youth/ boy/ girl.

    I create my photos using Photoshop. I simply cut them up, it's really nothing amazing :P

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  7. I wear black most of the time. My school uniform happens to be black, but otherwise, I love wearing all of it. It is sort of like, a statement uniform. I like the sort of darkness of it. Most of the time, it speaks expensive.
    Like a black car is a lot more expensive than a silver one. Looks like the funeral look might have to ditch that colour, because its used anywhere now.

    J'aime.

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    & thanks for the comment. Its much appreciated.

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  8. I really really love Ann Dem.'s stlye and design, it is sooo black and i think wearing them could be like walking in a dark fairy movie... ;) so i do want them, all!!!

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  9. Haha J'aime, I don't know how you got to the conclusion that silver cars are cheaper than black ones but funerals won't be ditching black for a few more centuries. Em, point is the design and the black issues are real stigmas we still face in Asia by the mostly superstitious people here.

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