A.F. Vandevorst bustier made of trashbags with large bow and sash — fall 2017 couture


Size: unknown (XXS)

Bust width: 35 cm

Waist: 29 cm

Length bustier: 29 cm

Length sash: 165 cm



Unknown, lined in cotton

Covered with trashbags



White bustier made of trashbags of the city of Antwerp

A large plastic bow on the front, which reads ‘Stad Antwerpen’

One triangular top at the bust which is also padded

White bags are gathered and draped on the side of the hip and towards the back

A long roll of trashbags hangs down like a sash

Side zipper with press button closure

The bustier is fully lined

From the fall 2017 couture collection

Runway sample

Comes with its model tag/passport


Condition: 3,5/5

Light wear, make-up on the lining near the zipper, tear on the back near where the drape is attached. The bustier is covered by many layers of bags so this does not show the lining.


*PLEASE NOTE: due to the fragility of the garbage bags, we recommend using it for display purposes*

In stock

SKU: AFVABMOTB Categories: ,


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