An Vandevorst and Filip Arickx meet 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 to present their first collection as A.F.VANDEVORST in Paris and almost immediately go on to win 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, accessories and 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.
A.F.VANDEVORST has always undertaken outside design projects.
Collaborations for 2012 included creating costumes for the production LE DUC D’ALBE of the Flanders Opera, as well as introducing The Smallest Travelling Store In The World (TSTSITW) to the United States.
A.F.VANDEVORST is a company in full expansion with a keen eye for the future.