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Vivian Chen

 

EVENT Madame Delvaux Boudoir VIP cocktails and dinner
WHERE Garden Suite, The Peninsula, Tsim Sha Tsui

 

HAPPENINGS: Belgian luxury leather brand Delvaux opened its first store in the iconic The Peninsula Hong Kong. One of the world's oldest luxury leather brands, Delvaux's history can be traced back to 1880.

Guests including Su Lee, Patricia Chow and Christine Wong mix-and-matched the brand's elegantly subtle yet luxurious bags with their evening looks. Guests were also given a miniature Brillant bag as a souvenir. The brand's product director, Christina Zeller, flew in from Belgium for the store's grand opening.

 

OVERHEARD The miniature bags are so cute, but I'm not sure that my phone will fit.

 

CHIC CHAT with Christina Zeller

How did your love affair with design begin?
My love affair with design and fashion began a long time ago. I was only 10 when my mother presented Chanel haute couture in the Salon Rue Cambon in Paris.

Delvaux has such a distinguished set of design codes. What have been the main challenges in balancing heritage and innovation?
I need to have a clear vision of the details of our iconic bags while keeping an eye out for new technologies.

How you define classic Belgian designs?
Architectural, timeless and elegant.

Which was your first Delvaux bag?
My first very special Delvaux was L'Humour. It pays homage to the famous Belgian surrealist painter René Magritte.

 

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