A.F. Vandevorst salmon maxi dress with high-low hem and shirt attached to the skirt — spring 2017

Size: M

Bust width: 39 cm

Hips: 44 cm

Length: 101 – 172 cm

 

Composition:

72% polyamide

28 % elastan

 

Details:

Salmon maxi dress

Racerback top

One side is floor-length

The other side is  knee-length

A frilled shirt is sewn to the side of the skirt

A row of buttons is placed along the front of the skirt

A row of decorative buttonholes is placed along the back of the skirt

The rounded collar rests on the hip

Two frilled sleeves are hanging from the sides

Exposed back zipper with light grey trim

A long grey pull strap on the zipper

Unlined

Very stretchy fabric

From the spring 2017 collection

 

Condition: 4,5/5

As new

Sold
SKU: AFVANUMADR Category:

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

Weight0.8 kg
Womens size

Condition