Belgian designer Ann Demeulemeester is best known for being part of the 'Antwerp Six' collective 'a group of influential avant garde fashion designers who graduated from Antwerp's Royal Academy of Fine Arts between 1980 and 1981. Her eponymous label's first collection was showcased in a Parisian art gallery in 1992, with a makeshift runway and "somber" models. Now, her collections are regularly one of highlights of Paris Fashion Week. Ann Demeulemeester brooches incorporate feathers and crystal to create pieces that are underpinned by a sense of emotion and sensuality. Embodying the often "funereal" nature of Demeulemeester's collections, these brooches provide a statement-making finishing touch to a simple ensemble.