Modern History
Prestige Hong Kong|July 2017

Delvaux’s Hong Kong flagship store has just opened its gilded doors in Central. 

Alice Franklin

Delvaux’s Hong Kong flagship store has just opened its gilded doors in Central. Alice Franklin speaks to the Belgian brand’s visiting artistic director, Christina Zeller, about what today’s global woman really wants

LEATHER-GOODS MAISON Delvaux is a symbol of discreet luxury in an age when the brash and the bold are often held in high esteem. The flagship Hong Kong boutique, newly opened in Central’s Landmark, bears hallmarks of this quiet quality: the slim space is a river of reflective surfaces, soft lighting and sand-hued, Versailles-style parquet. More to the point, it puts the label’s charming accessories and deluxe handbags firmly centre stage.

We took some time with Artistic Director Christina Zeller while she was in town to celebrate the opening, settling ourselves into the plush comfort of the boutique’s intimate private-shopping area. We chatted about the brand’s latest milestones and found out why the limited-edition Tempête Papillon bag is not just fashion; it’s art!

CONGRATULATIONS ON THE NEW BOUTIQUE. THOUGHTS ON THE FINAL SPACE?

I worked on the plans, but to work on the plans and to see the reality, it’s always a big difference. It’s exactly reflecting what we had in mind, to have something sophisticated, not too obvious. We have integrated a touch of Belgian spirit with a panorama of Bruges, and the space is not too big. People will feel there’s a nice atmosphere, a little bit intimate. I think it’s perfect.

WHY WAS LANDMARK RIGHT FOR DELVAUX?

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