A.F. Vandevorst brown military coat with silver buttons and detachable sleeves — fall 1999

399.00

Size: 36 (incorrect, fits larger)

Shoulder to shoulder: 40 cm

Armpit to armpit: 48 cm

Sleeves: 62 cm

Length: 74 cm

 

Composition:

90% wool

10% nylon

 

Details:

Brownish-grey coat, the color is hard to determine

Asymmetric front closure

Diagonal row of round silver buttons

Capped sleeves

This together creates a military look

Large collar

Wide sleeves with cuffs

The sleeves are attached to an inner shoulder panel

The panel is fully detachable so that the coat can be worn as a vest

Two pockets with flaps

Felted fabric

From the fall 1999 collection

 

Condition: 4,5/5

As new

In stock

SKU: AFVABRMOCO Categories: ,

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 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 3 kg
Womens size

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Condition