A.F.Vandevorst was, without doubt, one of my favourite shows. Women looked powerful, the inspiration was the soldiers and adventurers. The black boots, leather garments and caps hiding half of the face emphasized the boyish attitude. Models wore deep red lipstick to celebrate women’s power and strenght, perhaps blood. Everything was dramatic, yet authoritative and dynamic – even the music. But wait, you will have to read until the end to know the real secret of this whole collection.
When we got in the showspace, a huge rectangular glass box was taking everyone’s attention. Because in this huge glass box, a model was laying down on a mattress, wearing the most expensive pair of shoes of the planet. This was the Story of Black Beauty. “In collaboration with diamond trader Diarough/UNI-Design, creative forces, An Vandevorst and Filip Arickx have set new standards in extravagance by creating the world’s most expensive pair of boots.” And basically, “based on the design of a pair of paisley patterned calf skin boots from the Fetish shoe collection, 30,000 man hours were put into designing and producing a replica pair completely covered with 38,883 naturally white, light pink, brownish pink, champagne and grey colored hand set diamonds into 4,753 grams of gold.” It is to say that A.F.Vandevorst had the most luxurious fashion challenge of all time. Indeed, a pair of boots of $3,188,000 which contains 1,527 carats, is not a joke.
Moreover, the designers made the collection in regards to the diamond boots: the colours, the shape and the impressive weight. Black Beauty was a success.
Mango jacket – Asos skirt – Gap scarf – Minelli boots – Micheal Kors bag