Ann Demeulemeester brown leather horse riding trousers with straps — fall 2004

Size: 42

Waist: 44 cm

Hips: 52 cm

Rise: 26 cm

Mid-thigh circumference: 51 cm

Outer leg length: 108 cm



Unknown, leather



Brown leather trousers

Straight legs

Two long straps across the side and back of the legs

The straps are adjustable with a silver belt buckle

Strap across the front of the waist with adjustable buckle

Two back slit pockets

Two front pockets

Belt loops

Front zipper and button closure

Lined until right below the knees

From the fall 2004 runway collection


Condition: 3,5/5

Regular wear with some discolorations of the leather


*PLEASE NOTE: the different tints per leather panel are part of the treatment and property of the leather*



About the Ann Demeulemeester fall 2004 collection

As Ann Demeulemeester’s show drew to a close, it seemed the unthinkable was about to happen. The collection, shown to a sweeping, dramatic, classical score, had not a whisper (or, more appropriately, a wail) from the Belgian designer’s favorite chanteuse, Patti Smith. But then the orchestra’s strings faded—and the opening chords of Smith’s Horses rang out.

Expecting Demeulemeester to abandon Smith would be akin to seeing her show bright, pretty florals: It’s just never going to happen. She has laid claim to a dark, gothic sensibility that variously embraces military uniforms, slouchy tailoring, and raw-edged shearlings and furs mixed with tough leathers.

There was a lot that was good: narrow-shouldered, high-collared coats that buttoned on the side and oversized blousons that were based on the trench, the volume kept under control by their low-slung belts. And there were some wonderful surprises: a flash of silver from chain mail minis layered with big sweaters and tight pants; glossy leather gauntlets whose cuffs were lavished with fur; and a color palette that strayed beyond black to include chestnut brown, soft vanilla, and winter white—the latter at its best in a glazed-leather trenchcoat.

About Ann Demeulemeester

Ann Demeulemeester is a Belgian designer, graduating from the Royal Academy of fine arts in Antwerp.


In 1986, Ann Demeulemeester went to London during fashion week to showcase her collection together with fellow graduates Walter van Beirendonck, Dries Van Noten, Dirk Van Saene, Dirk Bikkembergs and Marina Yee.

From this point on, they would be known as the iconic ‘Antwerp Six’.


Ann Demeulemeester is known for her love of black. Her style draws influence from goth, punk, bohemian and Japanese subcultures.


Her collections are often described as dark, funerary, yet poetic and very emotional. In 2000 for example, she designed a collection from a sheer materials, embroidered with quote’s from Patti Smith’s ‘Woolgathering’.


Typical Ann Demeulemeester silhouettes are very elongated, decorated with feathers, chains. She is also known for her iconic heavy boots, her triple lace boots and the lace-up gladiator sandals being street style photographers’ favorites.


She left her brand in 2013, meaning that only vintage Ann Demeulemeester clothing is still designed be her.

Additional information

Weight 0.9 kg
Womens size