Ann Demeulemeester born in 1959 in Belgium is a fashion designer part of the “Antwerp Six” in the fashion industry.
Ann studied fashion design at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp from 1978 to 1981.
In 1986, Demeulemeester, along with her fellow students from the Antwerp Royal Academy, went to London to showcase her collection. As a result of this, she is often referred to as a member of the 'Antwerp Six', the radical and distinctive Belgian avant-garde designers of the 80s.
Other notables from the group include Dries van Noten and Walter Van Beirendonck.
She launched her own line in 1985 with husband Patrick Robyn.
She began by drawing influence from gothic, punk, and Japanese styles.
She opened her own shop in Antwerp in 1999. Her collections are now sold in over 30 countries worldwide. In November 2013, She announced she was leaving her eponymous fashion house.