Delvaux invited Belgian singer Alice on the Roof to perform.
LUCKY CHARM: A slice of Belgian life came to Hong Kong on Tuesday night, thanks to Delvaux, which showcased its limited-edition set of Miniatures Belgitude bag charms.Several members of the Fung family – Sabrina Fung, her father William and uncle Victor – who back the brand through their investment arm First Heritage, attended the pop-up event at The Landmark, which was decorated like a garden.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrM6QaZ3z4IMr. Dipsy, one of China's most influential bloggers, was also present. "I like the blue sky and clouds one," he said, referring to the Knokke-Le-Zoute charm, inspired by artist René Magritte. "I think it's the most special."Each of the seven bag charm styles represents a specific Belgian city and a well-known icon – be it waffles, frites or the Atomium building.RELATED: Delvaux Delivers Dose of Belgitude >> "At first, I thought it was real bags they were going to put out," said Mr. Dipsy. "But then I found out it was charms that you can hang."That suited him just fine. "Because my stature is a bit smaller, I like the miniatures," he added.Belgian singer Alice on the Roof, who performed two sets at the event, described her home country as "small, but we have history and the people are nice, I think. It's very easygoing."The 22-year-old electro-pop singer said she would have a new album out next yearA national treasure in Belgium, Delvaux claims to be the oldest luxury brand in the world, with more than 185 years of history. The company embarked on an international push six years ago, with First Heritage's investment, and has since opened 35 stores."Around 65 percent of our sales are made in Asia," Delvaux artistic director Christina Zeller said. "Six years ago, international business probably represented less than 5 percent."She explained Delvaux is still very much in expansion mode, largely following a retail model, which represents 85 percent of the business today.Currently, the brand in the U.S. has an exclusive partnership with Barneys New York but is eyeing possibly opening a freestanding boutique in New York down the road.
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty