The earliest foundations of Xandres can be traced as far back as 1927, when a company called Andries & Co was founded in the Belgian town of Destelbergen. The company’s founders, the Andries family, were mainly focused on work-related apparel. It wasn’t until 1968, when the next generation -Jan and Lieve Andries- took over, that the brand Andres was born and the focus shifted to boutique clothing. The initial idea was to become the reference brand for stylish trousers. In those days, people’s fashion options were limited to either the (highly expensive) couture houses or the high street brands. 1968 was a revolutionary year for Western culture, for fashion and especially for women. Andres wanted to bolster the confidence of modern women by offering them fashionable and wearable clothing and by putting a price tag on quality that was more affordable than traditional couture. Xandres worked together with three of the Antwerp Six.