A.F. Vandevorst black faux suede dress with draped skirt and contrasting studded shoulder panels — fall 2010

249.00

Size: 38

Shoulder to shoulder: 38 cm

Armpit to armpit: 43 cm

Hips: 47 cm

Length: 82 – 93 cm

 

Composition:

90% polyester

10% virgin wool

 

Details:

Black short dress

Shiny faux suede main fabric

Off-center two-way waxed zipper across the full length

Military neckline with small collar when partially opened

Biker style front when partially opened

Shoulder panels with dark bronze studs

Structured capped sleeves

Skirt draped asymmetrically across the front

Large drape diagonally across the back

Inner strap to fasten the dress

Unlined

From the fall 2010 collection

 

Condition: 4/5

Very good condition

 

*PLEASE NOTE: size 34 (sold) is shown on the model*

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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