First feeling for fashion: “3000 catholic kids, wearing the exact same uniform, imagine the horror! Customising those clothes to my own style — rebelling just within the rules — is my first recollection when it comes down to fashion. My shirts and socks (regulation white) just hàd to match and be in some sort of pastel colour like pink or yellow. To the powers-that-be I explained that my mother had ‘accidentically’ washed those whities with some strong other colour… I even attached small objects like a puppet or a colourful ribbon to my school blazer with safety pins to personalise it.”
Lieve Van Gorp’s first feeling for fashion came while she was in high school. To distinguish herself from the other students, she added personal touches to her school uniform, dashes of colour and small accessories … This turned out to be her first step towards a career in fashion.