A.F. Vandevorst beige horse riding boots with burlap chaps (37,5) — spring 2001

Size: 37.5

Insole: 24,5 cm

Outer sole: 27 cm

Heel: 8 cm

Platform: 1 cm

Shaft height: 28 – 36 cm



Leather and woven burlap

Wooden heel



Beige horse riding boots

Greyish burlap chaps

The chaps are tied underneath the sole with a leather belt

Wide leather strip along the back for a full length zipper

Leather belt at the calf to fasten over the zipper

Cowboy-style upper silhouette of the boot

Leather patches (similar to pull tabs) on both sides of the shaft

Brown wooden heel and platform

Almond toe

Very soft leather

Stiff burlap, the boots keep their shape

Inner leather ankle boot

From the spring 2001 collection


Condition: 4/5

Good condition, light usage on the wooden heel and platform



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 BeirendonckDries Van NotenDirk Van SaeneDirk 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 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.

Sadly, they are closing down with their last collection being spring 2020.

Additional information

Weight 0.9 kg

Shoe size