Friday, February 18, 2011

Dirk Van Saene x Delvaux

At the Delvaux HQ in Brussels, this February marked the unveiling of an exclusive collaboration between the luxury leather-goods house and Antwerpian fashion designer Dirk Van Saene.

Van Saene was approached by the Delvaux Studio to design a scarf for their ever-expanding collection, joining the ranks of Belgian names such as Hannelore Knuts & Bruno Pieters who have collaborated with the heritage brand in the past. Dirk’s realization of the challenge presents us with two visually seductive silk carrés, articulating the designer’s whimsy and encapsulating Delvaux’s iconic handbag, aptly named the “Brilliant.”
The print, a reproduction of a painting by Van Saene, exists in contrasting colourways to represent “Jour,” framed by vibrant yellow and “Nuit” by red.

This collaboration sees Van Saene take on the role of both designer and artist – through his evolving creative expression, sculpture. Dirk applied his playful craftsmanship to mould ten ceramic vessels on which to present the scarves, with each bust depicting the face of a celebrated fashion model from the 50s to the present, including Twiggy, Alek Wek and Anouck Lepere.

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