While those familiar elements were certainly present in the looks above from her latest runway outing, she entered some unexpectedly colorful territory. Reviving a Spring RTW '05 experiment, she brought back shades of orange that seem to echo the sacred saffron robes of Buddhist Monks.
While it's a bit jarring to see the humble garments of non-materialism quoted in a high fashion setting, it is a welcome change of pace from Demeulemeester's regular fare. It brings a sense of optimism and light to her darkness.
She also showed some gorgeous crystal necklaces. My favorite was a piece that reminded me of a seriously refined version of the mobiles we used to make in elementary art class.
I love the cascade effect and the size of it.
Demeulemeester Images: Marcio Madeira for Style.com