A.F. Vandevorst tall cognac boots with leather horse bit straps (39,5) — fall 2011

Size: 39,5

Insole: 25 cm

Outer sole: 21 cm

Platform: 1,5 cm

Heel height: 12 cm

Shaft: 38 cm

Circumference shaft opening: 35 cm




Wooden heel



Brown cognac boots

Multiple leather straps wrapped around the boots

The harness is inspired by horse bits

Beltbuckles and metal rings on the leather straps

The horse bit is decorated with bronze studs

Dark brown wooden wedge heel

A cognac leather trompe-l’oeil of a stiletto heel is applied on the wedge

Round toe

Tall shaft

Full length back zipper with leather pull

Stitched red cross on the inside of one boot

Worn on the fall 2011 runway


Condition: 3,5/5

Creasing on the foot, some marks on the leather


*PLEASE NOTE: the discolorations on the leather are part of its characteristics*

SKU: AFVCBHR Category:


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 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.

Sadly, they are closing down with their last collection being spring 2020.

Additional information

Weight 2.5 kg

Shoe size