An Vandevorst and Filip Arickx met in 1987 at the Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts, from which they graduated in 1991. Filip stars working for Dirk Bikkembergs, while An assists Dries Van Noten. When the two decide to create a brand together, Van Noten is their biggest supporter and a strong advocate of their dream, which comes true 10 years after their first day at school, when their first collection is presented in Paris, under the name A.F. Vandevorst. The collection earns them the prestigious Vénus de la Mode, in 1998. Since then, the couple has maintained its taste for frank cuts, asymmetrical lengths, pleats and a never-ending rock spirit. In their minds, clothing is a way for each and everyone to express their inner landscapes.
Since September 2016, A.F. Vandevorst has chosen to unveil new collections in London.