Ann Demeulemeester black wool trenchcoat with double breasted rows of buttons — fall 2017€269.00 Read more
Maison Martin Margiela camel coat with asymmetric collar and large attached pockets — fall 1996€1499.00 Add to cart
Rick Owens ANTHEM pearl winged jacket with wrapped mesh collar and black leather sleeves — spring 2011€369.00 Add to cart
Walter Van Beirendonck for Scapa beige ‘Formula 1’ jacket with black stripes and red patches — 2007/2011€89.00 Add to cart
Rick Owens CRUST black winged jacket with leather sleeves and curved zipper — fall 2009€399.00 Add to cart
Walter Van Beirendonck for Scapa classic denim jacket with trompe-l’oeil patches€59.00 Add to cart
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.