Carolien Vlieger & Hein van Dam / Designers


Meet Carolien Vlieger and Hein van Dam, a designer duo known for their Gardian Angel Handbag, a series of bags embossed with the outline of a handgun. Their collection has been part of the MoMa exhibition in New York and celebrities like Rihanna, Fergie and Rita Ora all wear their bags. Besides business partners, Carolien and Hein are a couple as well. How did their success come about? "We worked hard for it, but we also had a great deal of luck." says Carolien.

  • Name: Carolien Vlieger and Hein van Dam

  • Title: Designers (autodidact)

  • Focus: Signature leather bags

  • Born in: Ugchelen (Hein) and Leiderdorp (Caroline)

  • Company: Vlieger and Vandam

Video by Paul Roest / Creative Direction by Dorien Franken