Belgian avant-garde brand A.F. Vandevorst has launched a new line called A. Friend inspired and designed to be worn by friends of the brand. The “direct result of dialogues with our friends who have expressed their needs and desires in the past and continue to do so when it comes to their wardrobes,” the new line, said the brand, promises to offer the same creativity and energy as the main line but at a more affordable price point. Subsequently, the collection, comprising jerseys and knitwear in a variety of weights, will also be launched into wider distribution worldwide. Look for A. Friend in stores beginning January 2010.

—Tim Yap