A.F. Vandevorst khaki green draped top with silver sequin shoulder panel and open back — spring 2011

139.00

Size: unkown (S – M)

Shoulder to shoulder: 39 cm

Armpit to armpit 44 cm

Length front: 55 cm

Length back: 79 cm

 

Composition:

Unknown, looks like silk

Matte silver sequins

 

Details:

Khaki green sleeveless top

Heavily draped front, with the draping stwisted at the bust

Contrasting shoulder panel embellished with silver matte sequins

The shoulder panel goes along the back, making a triangular shaped back piece, also embellished with sequins

Small open standing collar

Triangular cutout at the back

Long sash hanging from the back shoulder panel

Asymmetric hem

Press buttons on the lower back to fasten the top and create the sash

Worn on the spring 2011 runway (look 4)

Comes with its model passport tag

 

Condition: 3,5/5

Overall good condition, some pulls at the back on the sash

In stock

SKU: AFVKGTO 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 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 1 kg
Womens size

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Condition