A.F. Vandevorst forest green dress with twisted accordeon pleats — fall 2011

Size: unknown (XS)

Bust width: 36 cm

Waist: 31 cm

Length bustier: 26 cm

Length skirt: 65 – 77 cm

Please note this might need to be retailored to fit your body shape

 

Composition:

Unknown, looks like a silk overlay

 

Details:

Green pleated dress

Model ‘detract’

Made of a bustier with circular upper

Finished with a semi-sheer skirt all around

The dress has sharp accordeon pleats

The pleats gather at the waist and twist around eachother

Different pleated patches of fabric are layered at the back, creating volume

Frayed finishes along all the hems

Worked in zipper closure at the back

Boning in the corset

The corset is lined

Worn on the fall 2011 runway

Comes with its original reference tag

 

Condition: 3/5

Light faded spots along the top of the front

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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 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 1 kg
Womens size

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Condition