PARIS, March 3, 2011/FW/– A.F. Vandervorst alluded to an equestrian inspiration showing lavishly buttoned wool admiral coats and buckled knee boots, but it was revealed that the vision for the collection was born from the work of Dutch artists Maarten Kolk and Guus Kusters.

This particular art piece resembled the body of a bird, where the bit of newspaper was stuffed into its tail, and that aligned perfectly with the voluminous bustle tails that consisted of pleated fabric, leather formations, and at times a bit of newspaper.

This collection was focused around simple ensembles placed under angular jackets that were fastened in the back to secure a feminine silhouette, eyebrows were darkly filled in to dramatize the animalistic tendencies, and hair was pulled back in a messy type braid that resembled a horse’s mane.

Black was the color of choice with focus on twisted fabrics, impeccable tailoring, and detailed leather creations that melded so exquisitely with chunky knit or fur scarves, long silk dresses, and cropped trousers.

The force of nature in the designs took us into a magnificent forest that was unforgettably rustic and strongly enchanting.


Paris Prêt-a-porter Fall 2011