RUNWAY: Ann Demeulemeester SS17Since the departure of its namesake designer, Ann Demeulemeester has undergone subtle changes, including a lighter, less gothic aesthetic. For SS17, birds, and feathers to be exact, were a strong theme. The all-black collection was rife with bird motifs while feathers on necklaces, knits and coats brought the idea home, as did a fringe-y knit that resembled the coat of a bird. Like Ann herself, this collection had a strong romantic vibe, with phrases like "I am red with love" emblazoned on sheer layers, as if to say, there are no more walls up, I am open to love. What a great thought, especially on the morning after the exit of the UK from the European Union, a little more openness to love may be exactly what the world needs right now.