Lieve Van Gorp dark blue cropped apron with bowtie back — 1990’s

Size: 40

Width top: 20

Width bottom: 42 cm

Height (excl straps): 38 cm






Dark blue apron

Cropped model

Fine strap around the neck

Longer wide ties to around the back

Fully lined

1990’s archival piece


“Lieve van Gorp is a Belgian fashion designer graduating from the Royal Academy of Fine in Arts Antwerp. After various styling and assisting jobs, she launched her first collection “Warriors” in 1991. She quickly rose to stardom in the 90’s. In 1997 she launched her first men’s collection, playing on the idea of ‘reversed-unisex’; men wore clothes seemingly taken from their girlfriends wardrobe.

Lieve describes her designs as ‘Hard Aesthetics’, which is seen in the punk-influences and sexuality in her clothes. She claims it to be a rebellion against the school run by nuns, that she attended in her childhood. 

After a very short but impressive career, she ended her brand in 2001 to take care of her partner, who became very ill. Because of her short designcareer, her clothes are very sought after and highly collectable.”


Condition: 4/5

Very good condition

SKU: LVGDBCA Category:


About Rei Kawakubo

Rei Kawakubo is a Japanese fashion designer, however, she didn’t study fashion but fine arts and literature at Keio University in Tokyo.


After graduation, she worked as a stylist before launching her label Comme des Garçons. Going against the 1980s super feminine look, she sent an all black, deconstructed collection on the runway, dubbed “anti-fashion” and “Hiroshima Chic” by easily shocked and insensitive journalists.


During the 1980s, her garments were primarily in black and dark grey or white. By the time of her Paris debut in 1981, Kawakubo was so famous that her fans were dubbed ‘the crows’ in the Japanese press.


Comme des Garçons kept on growing, evolving into a Comme de Garçons ‘world’ with about 20 distinct lines. This also gave Rei Kawakubo the possibility to give employees their own line, like Junya Watanabe, (the now discontinued) Tao Kurihara en the recently added Noir by Kei Ninomiya.


Kawakubo specializes in anti-fashion; producing deconstructed garments, which are draped around the body in an asymmetric shape, making them look awkward and uncomfortable. The hems are often unfinished and frayed.

Rei Kawakubo is reclusive and doesn’t give many interviews, she let’s her creations speak for themselves. She is know as a fashion icon and influence for designers like Martin Margiela, Ann Demeulemeester and Helmut Lang which have all name checked Kawakubo as an inspiration.

Additional information

Weight 0.9 kg
Womens size