AF Vandevorst Presents Flashback Anniversary Show
January 30, 2018 - shirtdresses
PARIS — Celebrating 20 years, An Vandevorst and Filip Arickx on a final day of Paris Couture Week presented a showcase of 40 looks built around residence codes, and integrating repository pieces still tacked with their storage tags. Case in indicate a opening cognac leather corset fashioned from a equine saddle that was from their really initial collection, here strapped over a black hoodie.
The following exit — a shirtdress masquerading as a white string pillowcase, with a padded territory strapped to a behind and a block dress festooned with a designers’ initials, removed their second collection, for open 1999, where models stretched out on midcentury sanatorium beds before attack a catwalk. Their troops and slip obsessions were also intact, from a conformation formed on layers of stockings in bare tones, interconnected with a flipped, deconstructed jacket, to an army parachute dress with a thespian train.
A plug collection of 10 T-shirts designed in partnership with stylist B. Åkerlund, formed around a residence logo, a red cross, were folded in.
Other flashbacks enclosed rabbit fur used on skirts, waistcoats and boots, a cold qualification paper trench, and a corset formed on a shrunken jacket. It all felt darkly regretful and familiarly creepy, with touches like Hannibal Lecter-style masks.
Presented in protestant chapel L’Oratoire du Louvre, a uncover served as a memory jogger for a pattern duo’s expertise and a branding practice as they embark on their subsequent chapter, with a plan bending on wardrobe capsules desirous by a couture-week presentations and building a footwear, as a pivotal post of a business.