A.F. Vandevorst dark purple draped waistcoat with sequins and metal chains — spring 2014

Size: one size

Armpit to armpit 38 cm

Length front: 90 cm

Length back: 29 cm




Seems like a silk mix

Sequins and metal chains



Dark purple waistcoat

Long draped front

The front is embroidered with alternating diagonal rows of sequins and beads

Many overlapping metal chains are attached on the front

The chains hang loose at the ends, similar of frayed threads

The waistcoat has a plain cropped back

A diagonally cut neckline at the back, showing one shoulderblade

Beading and chains along the back of the neck

The vest is open on the sides

The embellished front has a frayed finish on the side

A silver safety pin is used to attach the side slits

A belt can be used to create a top, belt straps will be included for this reason

Extremely heavy due to the metal chains

Lined on the back

Worn on the spring 2014 runway

Comes with its model/passport tag


Condition: 4/5

Good condition


*PLEASE NOTE: the frayed side trim and safety pins are part of the design*

*PLEASE NOTE: two belt straps will be included to cinch the waist*



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 Beirendonck, Dries Van Noten, Dirk Van Saene, Dirk 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 2 kg
Womens size

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