A.F.Vandevorst, focuses on shoes and ItalyThe brand that attended the September’s WHITE Milano edition decides to focus on the world of fashion accessories and on the Italian market.
The Belgian A.F.Vandevorst brand was founded in 1997. But the two founders of the brand have known each other for 10 years, when they were both students at the fashion department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, as well as life partners.
Throughout two decades, An Vandevorst and Filip Arickx, have put all their expressive force to the test, mixing poetry with an imposing and spectacular style.
The brand effortlessly blends elements inspired by uniforms with subversive, sartorial femininity.
“We create cult classics with an extra touch, blending comfort and functionality for a new generation of urban women around the world who appreciate poetic extravagance and attention to detail”.
What is the heart of your brand?
“A collection of strong shoes accompanied by an ever-growing line of accessories featuring the brand’s iconic details.”
Over the years you have also dabbled in clothing…
“Yes, but today we want to focus on footwear and accessories. That’s where our real strength lies. It is what we do best and what we love to do more than anything else.”
What inspires you?
“The aesthetic of the brand comes from our love for visual arts, music, literature and our interest in cultural archetypes and uniforms.”
The most important markets?
“Currently, Benelux and Russia”.
Why did you participate in the last edition of White in Milano?
“Because we believe that Italy is a market with enormous potential for our brand. That’s why we decided to present our next summer collection in Milan”.