A.F. Vandevorst black short skirt with a sheer sideways shirt as a lining — spring 2017

Size: 36

Waist: 39 cm

Hips: 46 cm

Length: 40- 64 cm



97% viscose

3% elastan

Lining: 100% silk



Black short skirt

Meant to look like formal dress trousers were cut off

Subtle frayed finish at the hem

Sharp front and back pleats

A sideways sheer skirt has been inserted as a lining

Asymmetrical model with a side drap where the shirt collar is hanging

A row of buttons and buttonholes along the hem of the lining

Frilled sleeves are hanging from the draped side

Front pockets

Back slit pockets with button closure

Waistband with belt loops

Zipper, button and hook closure

Fully lined with an extra lining to counter the sheerness of the skirt

From the spring 2017 collection


Condition: 4/5

Good condition



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 0.9 kg
Womens size