A.F.VANDEVORST is a Belgian fashion brand, based in Antwerp.
Designers An Vandevorst and Filip Arickx met in 1987 on their first day of school at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. An Vandevorst was Dries Van Noten’s first assistant for six and a half years. She was the very first to come out of Mr Van Noten’s maison.
Their collection included references and inspirations that came to play a defining role in the brand over the past 20 years: Joseph Beuys, the red cross, religion, horses and horse-riding accoutrements, rivets, lingerie, uniforms and fetish shoes.
A.F.VANDEVORST shoes are all made artisanally in Italy, in real leather. During their 22 year journey, the designers worked with an italian shoemaker company that became their shoe design relatives.
Editorial source and website: www.afvandevorst.be