A.F. Vandevorst black skirt made of deconstructed trousers and a wedding dress — spring 2017

Size: 38

Waist: 41 cm

Hips: 48 cm

Length skirt: 40 – 61 cm

Length skirt with ribbons: 101 cm



97% viscose

3% elastane



Black short skirt

Cut-off suit trousers as a micro skirt

A seemingly deconstructed wedding dress is dismantled and used as hem decoration

Long sheer fabric decorated with black beads, sequins and sequinned flowers

Multiple layered lace trims along the end of the hemline

Large pleated collar with silk bows and bow-shaped beading on the left leg

Two long knotted satin ribbones with beaded bows until the ankles

Dangling beaded strands with sheer black squares

Chopped hem length

Back pockets

Sharp suit trousers pleats on the skirt

Front zipper and hook closure

Waistband with belt loops

Fully lined

From the spring 2017 runway collection


Condition: 4,5/5

As new


*PLEASE NOTE: the dress is designed AS IF a wedding dress was deconstructed. It is not made of a repurposed vintage wedding dress, such as in the spring 2019 season*



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