Quiet Luxury: A Timeless Affair with Delvaux

In the ever-evolving world of fashion, trends come and go, but some brands stand the test of time, weaving their narratives through the fabric of history. One such venerable name is Delvaux, the Belgian leather goods house that has been crafting exquisite handbags for over two centuries.

Before the Quiet Luxury Trend

Before the current buzz around "Quiet Luxury," Delvaux had already established itself as a purveyor of refined elegance. Founded in 1829 by Charles Delvaux, the maison holds the distinction of being the first luxury leather goods house in history. Its legacy began in the realm of trunk making, catering to the sophisticated needs of travelers during the golden age of exploration.

Delvaux's journey, displayed eloquently at the brand's atelier in Brussels, mirrors the evolution of travel and fashion. From rounded lids to accommodate rainwater on carriage trunks to the boxier, flat lids of train trunks, the brand adapted to the changing times. The need for smaller, more refined bags arose during an era when men and women embarked on global journeys. In 1908, Delvaux created the Princesse handbag, honoring the Belgian royal family, marking the birth of a tradition.

Craftsmanship Unveiled

Delvaux's commitment to quality is not just a claim but a meticulous process evident in the creation of each handbag. The iconic Brillant bag, born in 1958 for the World Expo in Brussels, epitomizes the brand's dedication to craftsmanship. Constructed from 64 separate pieces of leather and hardware, this masterpiece takes over 15 hours to make by hand.

The journey begins with the careful selection of the finest skins, with around 80% of Delvaux's bags made from calf leather and the remaining crafted from exotic materials. The skins undergo rigorous inspection, with craftsmen using the naked eye to detect flaws, ensuring only the best make it to the next phase.

The assembly of a Delvaux bag is an art form. Artisans meticulously lay out each piece, completing the finishes before sending it for stitching. Every layer of color is applied and sanded by hand, showcasing the brand's dedication to perfection. The stitching process involves piercing holes with a hot tool to ensure clean, precise stitches that respect the individual shape of each bag.

Legacy and Sustainability

What sets Delvaux apart is its commitment to legacy and sustainability. Over 100 pieces on display at the brand's museum tell stories of generations past, showcasing not just bags but memories passed down through families. Delvaux doesn't just create handbags; it crafts heirlooms.

In a world where trends and logos often dominate, Delvaux's quiet approach to luxury stands as a beacon of subtlety, comfort, and unparalleled quality. As the fashion world embraces the trend of quiet luxury, Delvaux remains not just a brand but a testament to the enduring allure of true craftsmanship.

The Rise of Quiet Luxury

The resurgence of quiet luxury isn't a sudden trend but a reflection of evolving consumer preferences. The fashion landscape has shifted, with a notable move away from fast fashion and conspicuous branding. This shift is partly attributed to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, where lockdowns prompted a realization of the need for fewer, high-quality clothing pieces. The return of influential designers like Phoebe Philo, known for her minimalist aesthetic, further signals the quiet luxury movement's resurgence.

 


Delvaux Red Brilliant GM Box Calfskin Leather Bag

Delvaux Red Brilliant GM Box Calfskin Leather Bag
Delvaux Red Brilliant GM Box Calfskin Leather Bag
Delvaux Red Brilliant GM Box Calfskin Leather Bag
Delvaux Red Brilliant GM Box Calfskin Leather Bag
Delvaux Red Brilliant GM Box Calfskin Leather Bag
Delvaux Red Brilliant GM Box Calfskin Leather Bag
Delvaux Red Brilliant GM Box Calfskin Leather Bag
Delvaux Red Brilliant GM Box Calfskin Leather Bag
Delvaux Red Brilliant GM Box Calfskin Leather Bag
Delvaux Red Brilliant GM Box Calfskin Leather Bag
Delvaux Red Brilliant GM Box Calfskin Leather Bag
Delvaux Red Brilliant GM Box Calfskin Leather Bag
Delvaux Red Brilliant GM Box Calfskin Leather Bag
Delvaux Red Brilliant GM Box Calfskin Leather Bag
Delvaux Red Brilliant GM Box Calfskin Leather Bag
Delvaux Red Brilliant GM Box Calfskin Leather Bag
Delvaux Red Brilliant GM Box Calfskin Leather Bag
Delvaux Red Brilliant GM Box Calfskin Leather Bag
Delvaux Red Brilliant GM Box Calfskin Leather Bag
Delvaux Red Brilliant GM Box Calfskin Leather Bag
Delvaux Red Brilliant GM Box Calfskin Leather Bag
Delvaux Red Brilliant GM Box Calfskin Leather Bag
Delvaux Red Brilliant GM Box Calfskin Leather Bag

Delvaux Red Brilliant GM Box Calfskin Leather Bag

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Hailed as one of the oldest leather goods houses in the world, Belgian heritage brand Delvaux has remained one of Europe's most popular luxury brands due to its savoir-faire, craftsmanship and beautiful designs. This 'GM Brilliant' satchel bag is one of the house's most classic shapes. Compact yet classy, this stunning piece is crafted from red box calfskin leather and displays a front gold-toned metal buckle fastening. The leather top handle, optional shoulder strap and red lambskin leather interior complete the design. A sophisticated bag perfect for daily use.

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