An Vandevorst and Filip Arickx met 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 and presented their first collection as
A.F.VANDEVORST in Paris and almost immediately won 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 and accessories as well as 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 shows their collections twice a year during the Paris Women’s Fashion Week and now sells their collections in partnership with some hundred boutiques all over the world.