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The Bag of Love no 1


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The Bag(s) of Love

My bags are inspired by history of art, as being a former art critic who studied history of art, you’ll encounter the horizontal and vertical lines which refer to the works of the Dutch painter Mondriaan, pioneer of abstract and non figurative art. These rigid elements in combination with the 17th century pleated collars, are the features of the Mrs Rosehip bags. You’ll always recognize a Mrs Rosehip bag by the pleated leather. When you see leather pleats, it is a genuine Mrs Rosehip.

These new series The Bags of Love, refer directly to Mondriaan: not only in the horizontal and vertical lines, but also in colour: primary red, yellow and blue divided by black lines. The bags are made of left over pieces pleated leather and the lining is made of a former army canvas bag, also known as ‘pukkel’ in Dutch.

The series Bag of Love will be a continuous project in my work, as they are made of left over pieces pleated leather and reused canvas bags, which I buy at army dumpstores. When I make bags, there will always be left over pieces. And I don’t want to waste.

For the launch of these new bags I chose the typical Mondriaan colours, future bags will be composed in other matching colours. So stay tuned and keep an eye on the webshop.

The name of these new series bags is The Bag of Love. Why? Because after my career-change (from editor-in-chief of an art magazine for contemporary art to bag-designer) I can only say that I LOVE making bags and I don’t want to waste a single piece of this beautiful pleated leather, this is how the series Bag(s) of love came to life. As a patchwork within an art historical frame, where you’ll still see the art historian behind Mrs Rosehip.

Let’s waste less and buy more consciously.

The Bag of Love no 2


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The Bag(s) of Love

My bags are inspired by history of art, as being a former art critic who studied history of art, you’ll encounter the horizontal and vertical lines which refer to the works of the Dutch painter Mondriaan, pioneer of abstract and non figurative art. These rigid elements in combination with the 17th century pleated collars, are the features of the Mrs Rosehip bags. You’ll always recognize a Mrs Rosehip bag by the pleated leather. When you see leather pleats, it is a genuine Mrs Rosehip.

These new series The Bags of Love, refer directly to Mondriaan: not only in the horizontal and vertical lines, but also in colour: primary red, yellow and blue divided by black lines. The bags are made of left over pieces pleated leather and the lining is made of a former army canvas bag, also known as ‘pukkel’ in Dutch.

The series Bag of Love will be a continuous project in my work, as they are made of left over pieces pleated leather and reused canvas bags, which I buy at army dumpstores. When I make bags, there will always be left over pieces. And I don’t want to waste.

For the launch of these new bags I chose the typical Mondriaan colours, future bags will be composed in other matching colours. So stay tuned and keep an eye on the webshop.

The name of these new series bags is The Bag of Love. Why? Because after my career-change (from editor-in-chief of an art magazine for contemporary art to bag-designer) I can only say that I LOVE making bags and I don’t want to waste a single piece of this beautiful pleated leather, this is how the series Bag(s) of love came to life. As a patchwork within an art historical frame, where you’ll still see the art historian behind Mrs Rosehip.

Let’s waste less and buy more consciously.

The Bag of Love no 3


front side

The Bag(s) of Love

My bags are inspired by history of art, as being a former art critic who studied history of art, you’ll encounter the horizontal and vertical lines which refer to the works of the Dutch painter Mondriaan, pioneer of abstract and non figurative art. These rigid elements in combination with the 17th century pleated collars, are the features of the Mrs Rosehip bags. You’ll always recognize a Mrs Rosehip bag by the pleated leather. When you see leather pleats, it is a genuine Mrs Rosehip.

These new series The Bags of Love, refer directly to Mondriaan: not only in the horizontal and vertical lines, but also in colour: primary red, yellow and blue divided by black lines. The bags are made of left over pieces pleated leather and the lining is made of a former army canvas bag, also known as ‘pukkel’ in Dutch.

The series Bag of Love will be a continuous project in my work, as they are made of left over pieces pleated leather and reused canvas bags, which I buy at army dumpstores. When I make bags, there will always be left over pieces. And I don’t want to waste.

For the launch of these new bags I chose the typical Mondriaan colours, future bags will be composed in other matching colours. So stay tuned and keep an eye on the webshop.

The name of these new series bags is The Bag of Love. Why? Because after my career-change (from editor-in-chief of an art magazine for contemporary art to bag-designer) I can only say that I LOVE making bags and I don’t want to waste a single piece of this beautiful pleated leather, this is how the series Bag(s) of love came to life. As a patchwork within an art historical frame, where you’ll still see the art historian behind Mrs Rosehip.

Let’s waste less and buy more consciously.