September 27, 2008
After exploring their tailored, masculine side for Fall, An Vandevorst and Filip Arickx today dipped into the lingerie drawer that constitutes the other half of their dual style. That meant their signature white shirts were topped with lace-trimmed satin bras and long, front-slit slips, or that girdles peeked out from above the waistline of a pair of black pants. Other times, garter belts were plainly visible above white back-seam stockings worn over black hose. Most of that won't play outside the bedroom; the red, heavily lined lips—one part drag queen, another part little girl playing in Mommy's makeup—added an extra kink factor. Good thing there were elements to the collection that were more softly feminine: The quilted, floral kimono silk bustier and skirt that accompanied a peachy-orange button-down blouse had a grown-up sophistication and real-life appeal.