Tuesday, April 26, 2011

World of Vandevorst


A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of seeing A.F. Vandevorst collection at the Nouveau P.R. press preview. The Antwerp-based cult label is hard to find in the U.S. and a look at their stockists indicates that only one U.S. store in New Jersey currently carries the line. The pieces are eternally elegant, minimal, with a certain calculated dishabille. Favorites from this collection included a newspaper-print skirt that was cut and crinkled to resemble the texture of actual newspaper, a gorgeous nude pleated dress with raw seams that twists in the middle, and a very shaggy tailcoat that looked like it was constructed entirely of loose threads. Another highlight? the lustworthy collection of shoes, many of which had their own strap-on harnesses, which gave off a fetishistic S&M vibe. Here's hoping that we see more A.F. Vandevorst in the U.S. soon, starting with a store in New York. In the meantime though, they do have an online shop (with some items on sale!), which is definitely worth perusing...






-Tiffany

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3 comments:

Julia said...

Hey, they were the only Swedish Designer here for the Shanghai Fashion Week. There stuff is nice!

wobblinbetty said...

I think I might really REALLY need those boots! and the newspaper skirt is pretty awesome too...

jessica wu said...

ohhhh wowwww i like drooled on the keyboard looking at this.
that pleated and twisted dress-gasp. amazing. the newspaper print is really cool and so are those shoes!!

xx