Delicate silks juxtaposed with rugged leather, sheer chiffon combined with structured tailoring – a stunning interplay of light and shadow, with a sense of depth and dimension that draws the eye in. Ethereal elegance and raw edginess for the Ann Demeulemeester SS/24 Collection by the newly appointed creative director Stefano Gallici. Born in 1996 and an alumnus of IUAV in Venice, he started his professional journey in Antwerp, initially as an assistant designer under the tutelage of Haider Ackermann. Subsequently, he ventured to Paris, where he assumed a pivotal role within the creative ensemble responsible for the menswear division at Ann Demeulemeester before taking over also womenswear this season. Backstage report by Nicola Bortoletto.