A.F. Vandevorst green skirt with corset hook front opening — spring 1999

Size: unknown, seems size S-M

Waist: 35,5 cm / 14 inch

Hips: 47 cm / 18.5 inch

Length: 55 cm / 21.65 inch



unknown, seems cotton



Green skirt

A-line model

Open front with fabric insert

Many corset hooks across the front slit

Inserted curved bandeau across the waist

Hidden back zipper

Fully lined

From the spring 1999 Hospital collection


Condition: 2/5

Worn condition, yellow paint spots on the right side, some black stripes on the right side. See side profile of skirt for visibility.

Yellow paint on the lining. One corset hook is missing, not visible.


*PLEASE NOTE: the skirt is pinned on the model. High-waisted wearing is recommended to show of the design*



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