Advisor, Fashion Design Department
It was the late eighties when Belgian designer An Vandevorst met Filip Arickx, her partner in life and art, on her very first day of school at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. That day brought the pair together on a 22-year ride as the creative team behind fashion house A.F. Vandevorst. She launched her independent label with Filip in 1997 and was only two collections in when receiving Paris Fashion Week’s Venus de la Mode Award.
From dressing celebrities to partnering with boutiques all over the world, A.F. Vandevorst created a total of 40 seasons. A.F. Vandevorst worked on many collaborations, unique installations and artistic pursuits throughout the years. Their love for visual art, music, literature and interest in cultural archetypes and uniforms has always inspired their brand.
An Vandevorst is a deeply experienced fashion leader and the new Fashion Design Department Advisor at Polimoda.