Celebrating 20 years of marriage
For SS19 collection, A.F. Vandevorst pays homage to the
centuries-old tradition of ethereal wedding dressing.
This capsule collection merges signature wedding dress materials - fluid silk satins, crispy cotton poplins - with cool wool in a muted colour palette of white, ivory and sky blue. Oscillating between these neutral tones and Vandevorst’s iconic army-khaki and tuxedo blacks creates a 20-piece daywear collection which juxtaposes seamlessly with the ethereal prints and materials of this season. Key prints are sliced flowers, and wedding ring designs.
Accompanying this capsule collection is the latest shoes and accessories collection, which plays on the necessity for brides to be stylish and chic, but comfortable on the biggest day of her life. An assortment of slippers and mules to sporty sandals and sneakers, and mid and high heels expand from comfortable and summer chic to stilettos. Soft lambskin, colourful exotic snake prints, jacquard and moiré viscose combined with heavy calfskin, embodies the power-play of the modern nomadic woman. The collection materials feature contemporary neoprene, and a hint of wedding couture embroideries.
A group of iconic riveted bags is added to the label’s classic accessory collection, alongside the flower printed bags created for the bride to carry as her wedding bouquet, ultimately the perfect accessory for a wedding day.
To tie the wedding-inspiration all together is Vandevorst’s wedding couture collection, which comprises of ten classic looks. The premise behind it is simple: weddings are steeped in heritage and tradition: from mother to daughter, from one family to another, interchanging between the tribe. The ten unique pieces are extracted from vintage wedding dresses and tuxedos in an array of ivory and white, with the sharply contrasting razor black. For the new generation: this collection of wedding couture is repurposed, repositioned, reassembled.
Make up by Inge Grognard & The M.A.C. Pro Team
Hair by Ilham Mestour sponsored by Keune
Casting Direction by Giulia Smith
Production by Daniel Hettmann and Studio 2 Fashion Events
Lights by Giulio Olivero, Letizia Paternieri, Nicolò Brunetto and Federica Menegatti
Music by Ronald Stoops
Video by Unozerozerouno
Postproduction by Els Voorspoels
Press by Spring London
Prestyling by Sanan Gasanov
Leather Mask by Zana Bayna
Special thanks to Elke Hoste, Dorien Deroode & Marlous Deroode