In 1987, An Vandevorst and Filip Arickx met on the first day of their school at the Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Exactly ten years later, they established their own company and exhibited their first collection under the name A.F. Vandevorst in Paris, and in 1998 they were awarded the Vénus de la Mode award. Nowadays, A.F.Vandevorst collections progress along a line of ready-to-wear products for women, shoes, bags and accessories. It exhibits its collections twice a year as part of Paris Women's Fashion Week and continues its partnership relations with various boutiques from all over the world.