Thursday, February 9, 2012

A.F. VANDEVORST PRESENTATION/POP-UP SHOP aka The Smallest Traveling Store In The World

Filip Arickx-half of design duo-

Franklin Street, NYC

words/images Judith Ecochard

The Smallest Travelling STore In The World On Tour-is 3x the size bigger , at least-than the average Manhattan apartment

A "...traveling guerrilla store..." AKTION DIREKT is a series of pop-up shop/art gallery/boutiques that is installed downtown until Feb. the forward fashion designers- married couple behind the Belgium label  A.F. Vandevorst. (An Vandevorst and Filip Arickx)
Amidst the art books, home decor objects and a hospital setting that includes a tv screen playing the video of the RTW show--are several collections-including collaborations with artists, a more casual line of clothes-A. Friend...and terrific footwear.

Highlights Fall/Winter 2012

BTW-the hospital setting-is a thought out reflection of the military/uniform aesthetics of the line-think of all the 'minimalist' fashion labels and talent like Olivier Theyskens and Ann Demeulemeester to emerge from Antwerp ...impeccable tailoring, wonderful fabrics---no frilly girly looks-but flattering and handsome men's and women's separates.

love these open grommets of peep toe bootie

Men's and women's apparel and footwear are available---