An Vandevorst and Filip Arickx met in 1987, on their first school day at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. Ten years later they set up their company Blixa and presented their first collection as A.F. Vandevorst in Paris. The couple is well known for collecting hospital memorabilia.
This occupation inspires their fashion designs that evoke functional uniforms. Their style has this conceptual feel dear to the Belgian school yet, it remains accessible, sexy and feminine. They launched a shoe collection in 2003 and naturally segued into a lingerie line three years later. The pair is known for their deft contrasts in fabrics, textures, and colors, often layering silky lingerie-inspired pieces with tailored jackets, reworked white cotton button-downs, or dramatic capes.
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