A.F Vandervorst

Business name of two Belgian designers. Their first women’s Collection was presented in Paris in March 1998 with a brand that combined his initials, A.F. for Filip Arickx, with her surname, (An) Vandervorst. With their second Collection they won the Vénus de la Mode award for future great designers. After attending the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Antwerp together, he joined the atelier of Dirk Bikkembergs and for several years she designed accessories for Dries van Noten. Their work is strongly influenced by contemporary art, especially by the works of the German artist Joseph Beuys. They designed the Ruffo Research line of leather goods. The brand also includes a line of shoes and accessories and a lingerie Collection whch they named Nightfall.