A FRIEND BY A.F. VANDEVORST
Origin: 2010, Antwerp, Belgium
Designer: An Vandevost and Filip Aricks
Field: Womenswear, Accessories
An Vandevorst and Filip Arickx met in 1987 on their first day of school at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. Ten years later, they set up their company Blixa and presented their first collection as A.F.VANDEVORST in Paris and almost immediately won the Vénus de la Mode in 1998.
The current A.F.VANDEVORST line is a complete women’s ready-to-wear line comprising of shoes, bags and accessories as well as a complimentary collection called: A.FRIEND by A.F.VANDEVORST, a line designed with the same creativity and energy as the main line but with a more affordable price.
As a direct result of dialogues with friends who have expressed their needs and desires in regards to their wardrobe, A.F. Vandevorst created A.Friend, a new line composed mainly of jersey and knitwear which launched for Spring / Summer 2010. The line which is designed with the same creativity and energy as the mainline is not only more affordable but also available to a larger clientele base as a result of strate- gized price range and distribution. The col- lection has grown into a complete collection that includes shoes and accessories.