Things no-one will tell you about Delvaux's iconic Brillant Handbag - the chameleon (2/3)
Updated: May 21
Whilst Delvaux as a company is over 190 years old and le brilliant over 60 years old – it is re-inventing itself constantly. Le “#Brilliant” was adapted many times, it went from handle bag, to crossbody, from grand, medium, petit and mini model to charm.
Yesterday’s #Brillant is no longer today’s #Brillant – certain sizes (i.e. le old PM), certain colours, certain finishes (passe poil then coupé net) are no longer available or have been re-interpreted. This is what makes the charm of the #vintage “le #Brillant” – it is just not available like <that> anymore.
Of course the redesigns are equally breath-taking and transpire a #Belgitude that only a company that is older than its own country really can. However most impressive is really the obvious quality that these bags keep.
Today le #Brillant continues to decorate the wrists of Belgian Royalty, but you can equally see its incarnations of Magritte “ceci n’est pas un Delvaux” dress up the likes of Rihanna.
Several of Delvaux’s authenticated and restored vintage masterpieces can be found for sale in #mydaydaybelgium store.