Lieve Van Gorp black leather hip bag with detachable leather belt — fall 1998


Height: 37 cm / 14.5 inch

Width: 35 cm / 13.8 inch

Inner zipper opening: 23 cm / 9 inch

Belt circumference: 85 – 113 cm / 33.5 – 44.5 inch






Black leather bag

Square model

Decorated with studs on the front

Front flap closure with velcro strip

Detachable leather belt with velcro

Can be worn as a hip bag or as a backpack

The belt can be detached and it can be a clutch or briefcase

Zipper opening

Unfinished leather with raw edges in brown

Lieve Van Gorp logo embossed on the back

Snap button to keep the belt in place

From the fall 1998 collection


Condition: 4/5

Good condition with light usage


*PLEASE NOTE: does not fit a laptop*

SKU: lVGBlLEHpb Category:


About Lieve Van Gorp

In 1987 Van Gorp left the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Antwerp with a degree in Fashion Design. After various jobs as a stylist for Belgian high street labels, in 1991 she launched her first collection of leather accessories, consisting of belts and bags. Only in March 1995 did she expand into a complete women’s prêt-à-porter collection. Soon after she opened her own shop in Antwerp and, in January 1997, launched a collection for men. During these busy years of development, she also took on a teaching post at her old school.


Lieve Van Gorp’s collections blend icons of Catholicism with rock star cult. This mixture is carefully expressed in the ‘merchandising’, which always accompanies her collections. Posters, pins with skulls, the letter ‘L’, exemplify her universe. True to her statement “In my dreams I’m a rock star, but unfortunatly I can’t sing”, Lieve Van Gorp mentions as sources of inspiration rock ‘n’ roll and country & western music, headstrong women like Madonna, Courtney Love, K.D. Lang, Patsy Cline, Skunk Anansie and Patricia Hearst, and men like Jesus Christ, Che Guevara, Willy De Ville and Elvis Presley.


Working with diversity within one creation is Lieve Van Gorp’s strength. Emotion and agression, softness and bondage, films versus real life, male and female and everything in-between, conservatism and avant-garde, tradition and innovation, leather, love and trust, Gothic rock and classicism…, all these are parts of the Lieve Van Gorp puzzle.


In 2001 she ended her fashion career to take care of her partner

Additional information

Weight 0.9 kg