‘Our woman is a woman who is dreaming at one end but has both feet on the ground, she travels like a nomad, never lives in one place and likes to discover new things,’ explains An. Belgian designer duo and couple An Vandevorst and Filip Arickx met on their first day at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. During that time, Filip's niche hobby consisted of collecting nursing and hospital uniforms, which is the foundation of the couple's love for fashion and their relationship. Exactly 10 years later they presented their first collection in Paris under the A.F. Vandevorst label.
Currently, the A.F. Vandevorst brand includes a prêt-à-porter line, fully developed and produced in Europe, whereas their shoes and accessories are manufactured in Italy. Prior to launching A.F. Vandevorst together with Filip, An worked for Dries Van Noten as a first assistant. Their strong love for art results in regular collaborations with film makers, creating special art installations or costume designs.