A.F. Vandevorst black and gold brocade skirt made of multiple pleated panels — fall 2016

Size: S-M

Waist: 36 cm

Length: 120 cm



Unknown brocade



Black maxi skirt

Embroidered with gold brocade birds

The skirt consists of different panels

Each panel is detached and is pleated at different widths

Slits are created by walking

It is possible to layer the skirt over trousers (see the runway look)

All panels are gathered at the waist with a black ribbon

Some excessive fabric above the waistband

Frayed finish at the waist, as if it was cut off

Side zipper

Snap button closure so a pleat covers the zipper

Very heavy


From the fall 2016 collection (worn on the runway in blue)


Condition: 4,5/5

As new, unworn


*PLEASE NOTE: the bustier is a size 34 and can be bought for 229€ upon request (see the runway look)*



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 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 3 kg
Womens size