A.F. Vandevorst Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear Collection
The Belgian talented husband-wife team An Vandevorst and Filip Arickx presented recently their Spring/Summer 2011 ready to wear collection in the Paris fashion week; a distinctive collection where metallic materials meet with Femininity to present a nice and original look for stylish women. All metallic materials used by An Vandevorst and Filip Arickx such as metallic embroideries and heavy jersey fabrics are certainly made in a new way in order to induce more femininity rather than a warrior look. The white flag in shield shape printed with the designers’ logo reminds us of parades, but we remain in an atmosphere more reminiscent of Paco Rabanne’s designs. If you like the vests’ style, there are in this collection silver chevrons made of wire mesh that the Antwerp designer couple tried to drape it to form a clam neck, a saroul pants, or an asymmetric sheath. Besides gray and silver tones, other colors were also presented in this collection like mustard, camel, white and black. An excellent choice of the color tone is made; although the silver color makes some metal reflections, it’s not blending but nice and attractive. The vests presented at the end of the show were pure Vandevorst style; carved into a thick white canvas with more outfit and apparently less weight than certain metal parts. The special feature of Vandevorst in this collection is the slit sides that show skin which were added in all materials used. Draped dresses are delicate and subtle; made of jersey or silky satin with a nice liquid metallic effect, they look awesome. With AF Vandevorst, women are more authentic, accompanied by the natural makeup of Inge Grognard; they are simply putting the skin to light.