A star is born, a brilliant one indeed
1958. Architectural feats and a spark of innovation electrify Brussels, host to the World Expo, inspiring Delvaux to create the most complex, radical, and iconic bag ever made.
A star is born, the Brillant.
With the shape of a goddess, a buckle like a gem, and the posture of a queen, the Brillant shines down on its subjects, but will never outshine you.
Designed by la maison Delvaux in 1958, in collaboration with Paule Goethals, a renowned Belgian architect, the Brillant is testament to the innovation of that era. Its complexity, clean cut and graphic lines have become as iconic as Brussels’ Atomium building, created in the same landmark year
Ever pushing the boundaries of innovation and technique, Delvaux’s artistic handling of exotic leathers is one of its main areas of expertise and savoir-faire.
Alligator, crocodile, lizard and python skins have all been reimagined on the Brillant, cast in contemporary colours of the season and with inventive matte, shiny or metallic finishes.
It’s all in the details
Every detail on the Brillant has been carefully designed and expertly crafted. From leather-covered buttons for a discreet finish, to a twisted handle for a more comfortable grip, nothing is overlooked. The Brillant also comes with a soft Arizona leather interior lining and the option of adding a shoulder strap.
A Bag of Many Styles
The most iconic of Delvaux’s designs, the Brillant requires exceptional craftsmanship and skill. Made out of no fewer than sixty-four separate pieces of leather, it can take on very different styles depending on the skins used. Box calf and exotic leathers give the bag an elegant allure while more supple hides such as Rodéo, Crispy Calf and Sellier give the Brillant a softer look.
The Brillant family comes in eight sizes
- Brillant GM 36cm wide, 27.5cm high, 19cm deep
- Brillant MM 29cm wide, 21.5cm high, 13.5cm deep
- Brillant Mini 20cm wide, 16cm high, 11cm deep
- Brillant Charms 8.5cm wide, 7.5cm high, 4.5cm deep
- Brillant Black Edition 36cm wide, 35cm high, 20.5cm deep
- Pochette Brillant 35cm wide, 15.5cm high, 3cm deep
- Brillant East/West 37.5cm wide, 19cm high, 19cm deep
- Brillant East/West Mini 28.5cm wide, 16cm high, 12.5cm deep