A.F. Vandevorst for Selfridges denim poncho with rockband patches (ltd. edition of 5) — 2018

399.00

Size: one size

Neck to cuffs: 65 cm

Length: 84 cm

 

Composition:

Unknown, denim

 

Details:

Denim poncho

Large hood

The shoulders and one side of the hood are decorated with multiple patches of rock bands

The poncho is cut as a large rectangle

The cape is fully open at the bottom and on the sides

There are cuffs with button closures

Breast pockets with flaps

Contrasting orange stitching

Black drawstrings on for the hood

Unlined (but very heavy still)

A limited edition of 5 pieces, (there were 5 denim capes and 5 white ones)

designed for the A.F. Vandevorst expo ‘The anatomy of luxury’ at Selfridges in 2018

 

 

Condition: 5/5

New with tags

 

*PLEASE NOTE: this is very heavy!*

In stock

SKU: AFVFOSEL 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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