Composed of actual blazers and trousers, the A/W18 shoe collection truly embodies tailoring materials and forms. Blazers patterns are highly recognizable in the sleeves boots where the original shoulder now hides the knee. Trousers patterns can be found in motor and army trousers high boots and lined dinner trousers boots. Other 'sleeve' boots are made from Japanese Sukajan jackets, with unique embroidered patches.
The collection's sneaker further explores the theme of dissection - consciously cut up and re-ensembled. And per A.F.Vandevorst tradition, the marriage of opposites returns in multiple pairings, such as the delicately woven jacquard boot with its masculine shape and the fragile semi-naked heel with its solid frame.
Top and bottom might not match, but work together nonetheless
Following the Haute Couture 20 years anniversary show in January, A.F.Vandevorst subtly re-introduces reinvented archive pieces in this season's limited garment collection. The A.F.Vandevorst Autumn Winter 2018-19 mini-wardrobe consists of a small selection of essentials and a special unisex capsule of branded t-shirts, sweatshirts and sweat pants. Black, grey and micro check blue suits are uniquely created from one-off suit rolls from renown tailoring houses, meaning no piece is ever the same. The super 100 and super 120 virgin wool suits come in oversized, riveted and military style. Top and bottom might not match, but work together nonetheless. Trousers include a jeans, leather leggings and cotton slacks. The iconic nailed blazer returns, in wearable washed military cotton. The collection is completed with a cocoon shaped coat and a typical A.F.Vandevorst adaption of a formal dress - day time material designed with nighttime extravagance.