An Authentically Belgian Brand

Delvaux had its beginnings at the same time as Belgium, in fact slightly earlier, as it was founded a year before the birth of the Belgian nation. In 1830, the Belgians declared their independence from the Netherlands. Leopold of Saxe-Coburg, an uncle of the future Queen Victoria of England, became the first king of the Belgians. Belgium then enjoyed an era of significant growth, becoming the world’s fourth-largest economic power by 1901.

Hostesses wearing Delvaux bags at the 1958 Brussels World’s Fair
Hostesses wearing Delvaux bags at the 1958 Brussels World’s Fair
Delvaux Trompette & Cornemuse bags, 1973
The Trompette & Cornemuse bags, Autumn-Winter 1973 Collection

The House of Delvaux naturally thrived during this golden age and has continued to uphold its high standards, never failing to live up to and honour the grandeur, traditions, and symbols of Belgium.

Delvaux Ad Campaign, 1981
Ad campaign by Agence Garbarski & Partners, Handmade in Belgium, 1981

Surrealist whimsy is a part of the House’s design legacy, thanks to the influence of the visionary imagination of such major Belgian artists as René Magritte and Paul Delvaux.

Delvaux Magritte Tempête bag
The Tempête bag from the Magritte exclusive Collection

Delvaux, steeped in the spirit of Belgian surrealism, brings a witty approach to all of its creations, imbuing each design with a strikingly unconventional take on luxury.