Ann Demeulemeester AW2012 Vitello Backlace Boots

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Ann Demeulemeester AW2012 Vitello Backlace Boots

700.00

Ann’s work has always been characterized by a piercing romanticism. Much like the poets Rimbaud and Bauldelaire she so often cites as integral influences, the fabrics, the words, the cuts, and rhymes are classic and formal when isolated, yet taken in their entirety the work assumes a darker disposition. Ann's attitude — like a drop of paint in placid water — envelopes and consumes it’s staid home. Her AW12 season abandoned some of the flowing silhouette so synonymous with the label in favor of a slimmer fit, including long, fitted turtlenecks and narrow zipped-up knits, suggesting even Ann is not immune to the trends. However, it was far from a rejection of the foundation she built her brand upon, heavily featuring horse riding boots on the runway, along with immaculate officer’s coats and swallowtail jackets.

The Vitello boot is her most immediately recognizable piece of footwear, and the specific iteration she produced in AW12 is no doubt her most iconic. Featuring a thick leather sole, almost resembling that of a creeper boot, back lace zips and a narrow shaft, the boot has a heavy weight to it yet blends unobtrusively into skinner silhouettes. The boots are heavy, the weight of them resembling a combat boot more than a formal boot, and are equipped to take a beating.


Condition: 8/10. Natural wear and creasing. Some heel drag. Aglets detached on laces.


Size: 42

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