Not only because of its captivating storyline with surprising twists, the HBO series “Game of Thrones” became a world hit, also because of their strong optics. From this, the Belgian label Delvaux has now become inspired to a handbag collection. We introduce the GoT-inspired models
“Game of Thrones” has influenced fashion a number of times over the past few years, triggering a new Middle Ages trend, as seen on the catwalks of Dolce & Gabbana and Alexander McQueen. No wonder – the episode of the seventh season just ended saw an average of about 30 million viewers, who of course absorbed the aesthetics of the series in addition to the action. The Belgian pocket label Delvaux has now adapted to this and has launched a four-part “Game of Thrones” -inspired collection.
Often such ideas end in kitschy, but not in this case. Because first of all, the allusions remain discreet and secondly, the bags are high quality pieces of fine leather. They are decorated with relief work, embroidery and metal details and bear names such as “Queen’s Desire” or “Iron Shield”. The prices of the “Couture Exclusive Collection” are correspondingly between 5000 and 9000 US dollars. A proud price – but the bags are not fan merchandise. Rather, Delvaux is one of the world’s oldest manufacturers of leather goods and suppliers to the Belgian royal family. Even for non-fans, there are therefore reasons to invest in one of the pieces.
In an interview with US Vogue, Christina Zeller, Artistic Director of the brand, said, “I’ve always been a medieval fanatic, also because of the ornate dresses I always wanted to use for my work, when the ‘Game of Thrones’ love met, I realized that the time had come. ” Her favorite series model in style: Dragon Queen Daenerys Targaryen.