Delvaux honors Magritte with its luxury handbags
Luxury bag brand Delvaux is celebrating its commitment to art, as well as its long-standing partnership with the Magritte Foundation, with a new collection honoring renowned artist René Magritte, for pure ready-to-wear art.
Playful and sophisticated, The Magritte Collection is inspired by emblematic elements of the artist’s production, such as the unmistakable derby and the apple, and is imbued with the same ironic, unexpected spirit animating the Belgian surrealist’s art, through trompe l’oeil effectsand astonishing illustrations that forsake any rationality for captivating poetry.
The iconic Brilliant bag, created in 1958 for the Brussels World’s Fair, is like a canvas to the evocative writing “Ceci n’est pas un Delvaux”, coming in a peculiar tone of blue. But Magritte’s art is celebrated by the inside of the bag too, where the lining bears a print of white clouds on a blue sky, just like in the Tempête model. Standing-out details are the ivory buckle and the visible white seams.
Nothing is as it seems in Magritte’s art, and Delvaux’s collection applies this unique language that deceives the human eye to a wide range of leather accessories hiding and unveiling allegories like hats and doves, available in the brand’s classic tones ̶ Noir, Navy, Ciel and Nude.
The Magritte Collection also features a dedicated men’s line. Elegant, versatile bags to wear all day, every day, marked by the same surrealist details finishing the whole collection: the handles are shaped as derbies, and the interior lining is printed with Golconda, Magritte’s painting depicting men with derbies floating in the sky, here revisited in grey and ivory shades.
The same lining defines the D-off bag, a spacious, casual-chic piece for leisure moments, or for travelling to far-away destinations. Coming in Navy-Noir or Ivory-Noir hues, the model is completed by soft handles, an adjustable strap and an outer pocket. The silhouette of the key decorating the front of the bag recalls Magritte’s “Le sourire du Diable”.