A.F. Vandevorst beige dress decorated with gold chains, bronze beads and clear sequins — spring 2014

199.00

Size: unknown, seems XS

Armpit to armpit: 43 cm / 17 inch

Hips: 46 cm / 18.1 inch

Length: 123 cm / 48.5 inch

Length back: 99 cm / 39 inch

 

Composition:

Unknown, seems silk

 

Details:

Beige dress

Pinkish-beige square front panel

The front is decorated with loose gold chains

Diagonal rows of bronze beads alternating with clear sequins underneath

Excessive fabric drapes from the side

Tanktop-style back in a yellow-beige color

Draped cowl neck

Unlined

Slightly sheer

From the spring 2014 runway collection

Comes with its model passport

 

Condition: 3/5

Stain on the top of the back, mostly visible as a greyish edge fading downwards. Cannot be drycleaned due to the embellishments

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Description

About A.F. Vandevorst

A.F. Vandevorst is a Belgian label created in 1997 by the couple Filip Arickx and An Vandevorst.

 

In 1987, both An Vandevorst and Filip Arickx met on their first day as students at Antwerp’s Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Instantly they felt like they matched, both on a personal and a creative level.

 

After graduating, An Vandevorst went to work for Maison Martin Margiela and became the first assistant of Dries Van Noten later on. Filip Arickx completed his obligatory military service, worked as a freelance stylist afterwards and went to work for Dirk Bikkembergs.

 

Vandevorst and Arickx united in 1997 to create their label A.F. Vandevorst. This was a time when the fashion world was eagerly awaiting a second wave of talent to follow in the footsteps of the famous ‘Antwerp Six’:  Ann Demeulemeester,Walter van Beirendonck, Dries Van Noten, Dirk Van Saene, Dirk Bikkembergs and Marina Yee.Arickx and Vandevorst remember their first collection — shown in Paris for fall 1998— as being overflowing, perhaps overly so, with ideas.

Nonetheless, Dries Van Noten supported the couple with sales and distribution.

 

The A.F. Vandevorst aesthetic is marked by a combination of feminine draping and strong masculine tailoring. Filip and An look for inspiration to military and nurse uniforms, lingerie and fetish subculture. Appropriately, their footwear line, launched in 2003, is called Fetish.

 

A.F. Vandevorst also has a diffusion line, A Friend, selling pieces at more retail friendly prices.

 

They have been growing very slowly and recently gained momentum with their fall 2015 collection, which was nothing short of an art happening, with models wearing gasmasks and getting spraypainted by artist Joris Van de Moortel while walking the runway.

Additional information

Weight 0.9 kg
Womens size

Condition