RUNWAY: AF VANDEVORST'S CONCEPTUAL MAZE
Contrasts, alienation and mash-up were the immediate impressions of the short collection delivered by husband and wife duo, An Vandevorst and Filip Arickx. A button down shirt was combined with a ball gown or military jodhpurs combined with a bustier, patterns for a macintosh were translated into wool or a safari jacket wrapped deep into the waist like a Japanese kimono.
All of this was pre-empted by a short, conceptual film directed by Dirk Braeckman where a woman struggled and writhed on the cement floor of a warehouse, presumably a woman at odds with her world? Watch for yourselves in a video posted by the Belgian designers themselves of the entire show posted here.
Photography by Leandro Justen/BFANYC.com