A.F. Vandevorst set of silver spiderweb knit jumper and black sheer jumper — spring 2016

299.00

*PLEASE NOTE: this is a set of 2 separate pieces*

 

Size spiderweb jumper: unknown (S)

Shoulder to shoulder: 38 cm

Armpit to armpit: 42 cm

Length: 64 cm

Sleeves: 77 cm

 

Size sheer jumper: unknown (S)

Shoulder to shoulder: 42 cm

Armpit to armpit: 50 cm

Length: 77 cm

Sleeves: 75 cm

 

Composition:

Unknown, looks like silk and wool

 

Details:

Set of 2 jumpers

One black sheer jumper

Finished with a silver and black irregular spiderweb overlayer

Contrasting knit trim around the neckline

The spiderweb knit has some long loops

The bodice is shorter than the silver knit

Second black sheer jumper

Frayed finish

Boat neckline

Longer model than the spiderweb jumper

From the spring 2016 runway collection

Both come with their model passports

Both delicate fabrics

 

Condition: 4,5/5

As new

Sold

Out of stock

SKU: AFVSSPIJU 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 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

Condition