MENAGE welcomes An Vandevorst & Filip Arickx in the women department from this season on, while feeling more attracted to their design pirouettes than ever. Strategically embracing what we stand for: remaining uncatchable for the system. ‘Freedom is to let go’ added the duo backstage after their last show.

When Belgium’s fashion prestige blends into innovative projects, we melt! A.F. VANDEVORST radically diverted all runway performances presenting their autumn-winter 2017 outside the ready-to-wear calendar earlier this year; by rocking Paris HAUTE COUTURE days as they did last Sunday instead.

Those high-gloss black vinyls were absolute dark romance during our selection process, yellow latexes; all near evening gowns but loyally street and strong. Soft were the embroidered flowers on wool sweaters, but the lines very strict.

Collecting memories implies softer hands today, less speed; and the art of getting dressed is not only based on consuming the newest – but revaluing the existing by giving it an upgrade. Couture within yourself!

It’s a beautiful new game, fasten your cross-body bags, Amsterdam is in!