Friday 30 September 2016

Dirk Braeckman embraces artfully the spirit of the Spring Summer 2017 A.F.Vandevorst collection.


Sunday 24 April 2016

DREAMING” our candle wax sleeping installation is travelling around the world and is now exhibited at Lift étage, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo.



Wednesday 17 February 2016

This Spring, the A.F.Vandevorst collection takes you on the journey of a rogue spirited woman who travels from east to west.
Wandering on her bike impressions from far-flung cultures - starting with Chinese "Miao" appliqué,
to Indian Shisha mirror embroidery,.. - merge together with western elements.
Visit our Flagship store and ride along on this inspirational trail!


Tuesday 24 November 2015

Every year, Selfridges’ Christmas window displays on London’s Oxford Street become the most alluring and magical holiday destination.
This year’s festive theme Journey to the Stars is inspired by the stars, constellation and astrology. Twelve highly stylized
window-displays are transformed by designers to celebrate the signs of the zodiac. A.F.Vandevorst - invited to imagine Capricorn
- installed a sparkling woman in silver who is mysteriously balancing and dancing around planet Saturn.


Saturday 21 November 2015

White Light Paint A.F. White. It is not the first time that A.F.Vandevorst and artist Joris Van de Moortel collaborate on a fearless performance. Their first performance took place during Paris Fashion Week in March 2015. For this occasion, the work "White Light, Paint It White" by Van de Moortel was fused with the Peruvian inspired A.F.Vandevorst Autumn/Winter collection. The dark silhouettes with soft textures were spray-painted with white paint while worn by models. In doing so, the dark chiaroscuro by A.F.Vandevorst was turned white: a poetic reversal while Van de Moortel’s band Dan Browne played a Velvet Underground-inspired tune. Ne Vacuum was the latest performance of the trio. On the evening of November 20th, Sofie Van de Velde’s Antwerp gallery was baptised as "Butcher Van de Velde" and together A.F.Vandevorst and Van de Moortel explored a new craft. As quality butchers, they chopped up the musical delicatessen of their previous performance in Paris. These portions of chopped up instruments were expertly vacuum packed: 100 pieces for 99 euros per edition. Everything was kept fresh in the refrigerated counter.
The result of Ne Vacuum will be on display from November 21st until November 22nd.


Saturday 17 October 2015

For the A.F. Vandevorst Autumn Winter 2015/16 collection, An Vandevorst and Filip Arickx collaborated
with British milliner Stephen Jones. Together they created a series of hats instilled with sculptural
softness and inspired by the wings of the Andean Condors of the Peruvian Colca Canyon.
Photography: Marleen Daniëls


Saturday 3 October 2015

A riot of models on roaring motorcycles drove into the courtyard of the Faculté de Médecine Paris Descartes
to show the A.F. Vandevorst Spring Summer 2016 collection.  This collection tells the story of an adventurous
woman's motorcycle road trip, travelling from the East to the West.  Her silhouettes invoke the exotic tropes
from far-flung cultures and are instilled with rock spirit.  Precious embellished textiles, oriental jacquards, elements
of motorcross uniforms and signature military men's wear are blended in the urban, elegant and poetic looks for SS16.


Monday 24 August 2015

An Vandevorst and Filip Arickx announce the A.F.VANDEVORST men’s shoe collection for Autumn Winter 2015-16,
with a pragmatic and refined aesthetic that
evolves their signature into the menswear sphere.

Waxed cowhide and fine calfskin leathers in a polished or faded croc-effect form the base of this fundamental collection, 
which features laced and zip military boots, Cuban and block heel styles, and trainers all made in Italy.

The sober colour palette of black, grey and sienna brown tones is fused with a streamlined, snub toe, allowing the subtle accent
of details like heavy lacing and
concealed zipper tabs. Welt-sole military styles pay homage to Filip’s ubiquitous combat boots,
a relic of his time as one of the last generation of Belgian men to
participate in the national military service.
Others again recognise the androgynous
component to the A.F.VANDEVORST aesthetic, as laced boots feature a 9cm block heel
for an elevated, powerful posture. Rubber-sole trainers are strapped with velcro
tabs or an equestrian shin guard,
applying classical elements to a sportive design.


Men's Shoes


Thursday 6 August 2015

The A.F. Vandevorst A/W15 collection is inspired by travels of the mind, body and spirit and evokes the stark landscape of the Andes Mountains.
We hope the sculptural softness of the silhouettes will in turn inspire you.

Discover the new collection now in our Flagship Store and Online.


Saturday 6 June 2015

“The Belgians, An Unexpected Fashion Story” is the new major fashion exhibition at Bozar Brussels. The show tells the story of the emergence and success of Belgian fashion and highlights the works of several influential designers. For this festive occasion, A. F. Vandevorst was invited to create a small space that would capture their creative universe. The result: a clean hospital bed, a white dress from their first collection in 1998 and – yes – the signature Red Cross. Besides this intriguing installation, some key pieces from the archives and a stunning silhouette from the A/W collection 2016 are on display. You can visit The Belgians until 13 September 2015. www.bozar.be