PARIS —  Although Ann Demeulemeester left her signature house three years ago, it has stayed true to its roots under the creative direction of Belgian designer Sébestien Meurnier. His silhouettes are not simply in keeping with the principles instilled in the very fabric of the house by his compatriot and Antwerp Six member, but have gone to embody a vision which makes it relevant long after the break with its founder. Early Thursday afternoon those principles were in full bloom, albeit with a funeral pall. This is still Ann Demeulemeester after all and not just in name alone. Pressed lace, veils, straps, belts and more made this collection like pressed flowers, memorable and evocative. On the afternoon a dozen models from across the Next worldwide network including Tessa Bruinsma, Anna Cleveland, Odette Pavlova, Meghan Collison, Wangy Xin Yu, Nimue Smit, Lia Pavlova, Lili Sumner, Estella Brons, Lorena Maraschi, Jay Wright, Klementyna Dmowska.

Credits include: Client, Ann Demeulemeester; Creative design, Sébastien Meunier; Styling, Robbie Spencer; Hair, Anthony Turner; Makeup, Val Garland; Casting, Angus Munro at AM Casting; Video, Damien Neva at Next Management.