In 1987, An Vandevorst and Filip Arickx met on the first day of their school at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. Exactly ten years later, they founded their own company and founded in Paris. They exhibited their first collection under the name A. F. Vandevorst and won the Vénus de la Mode award in 1998. These Days A. F. Vandevorst collections move 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 maintains partnership relationships with various boutiques from around the world.