A.F. Vandevorst white deconstructed skirt with boning and lace made of a wedding dress — spring 2017

199.00

Size: unknown

Waist: 35 cm

Hips: 60 cm

Length: 38 – 82 cm

 

Composition:

unkown, lace and cotton

 

Details:

White skirt

Fully deconstructed model wit multiple layers

Inspired by the story about a runway bride, that alters her wedding dress to go to a festival

Pleated on the side and back panels

Boning curving along the hips

Draped off-white lace, is if it was part of the veil

Ribbons with small holes with stitched grommets

Satin trim along the waist

Frayed finish on the cotton part

Curved hems with different lengths

A flap with halter neckline drapes on the front

The fabric is folded over itself

Together with the layering, this creates a very voluminous skirt

The back looks almost like a bustle

Fully lined

Hidden side zipper

From the spring 2017 collection

 

Condition: 4,5/5

Excellent condition, please note this is a production sample and has no tags nor a label

In stock

SKU: AFVWDSKWB 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 2 kg
Womens size

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Condition