A.F. Vandevorst cognac leather pocket shirt with upwards folded sleeves — spring 1999

Size: 36 (for a smaller bust)

Shoulder to shoulder: 38 cm

Armpit to armpit: 38 cm

Length: 58 cm

Sleeves: 25 cm



100% leather



Light cognac brown/orange shirt, model CHEMICAL

Contrasting white stitching

Long sleeves that are folded upwards

The cuffs are attached to the shoulders

This creates military-style shoulder patches

The original button cuffs are visible on the back

The inside seams are outside

Military breast pocket

Button-up style with hidden buttons

Standard shirt collar

Curved hem

Tailored model


From the spring 1999 Hospital collection

Comes with its model passport


Condition: 2/5

Heavy usage, discoloration spots on the leather, some faint, some visible from afar, see pictures.

Darker on the shoulders


*PLEASE NOTE: the color is very specific and may differ from screen to screen. It is a very light cognac color. Darker than camel with orange undertones*



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 0.8 kg
Womens size