Along with Dries Van Noten and Maison Martin Margiela, Ann Demeulemeester also graduated from Antwerp's Royal Academy of Fine Arts. She's a Belgian artist-turned-designer that launched her namesake brand in 1986. Brand's pieces are distinctive and recognizable due to close attention to detail, and using of cutting edge materials and techniques. Also, she uses hints of emotion and sexuality in all her designs. After Ann Demeulemeester left her fashion house in 2013, Sebastien Meunier was introduced as the Artistic Director of the house. Even though he uses his own kinds of twists on the designs, he has kept Ann's vision and aesthetic. Ann Demeulemeester is still known as one of the most influential fashion labels.