The artistic director of Belgian label Delvaux (aka the world’s oldest luxury goods maison) shares her go-to names for art, fashion and travel.
Zeller finds zen on Kenya’s Lamu Island.
The green notes in Chanel’s Cristalle EDP remind her of a garden.
Elias Crespin’s kinetic installations make him her favourite artist.
She loves the views, bar and service of The Upper House in Hong Kong.
“Game Changers – Reinventing The 20th Century Silhouette” is on at Antwerp’s Momu till Aug 14.
Delvaux’s Le Mutin is inspired by an archival design from 1962.
Her andro chic music idol Heloise Letissier
“Hong Kong’s The Upper House is my pick for its thoughtful service, and refined and spacious rooms. Its bathrooms come with incredible views (of The Peak or harbour) and the crowd at the bar each night is always sophisticated.”
“The Magritte Museum in Brussels dedicated to the Belgian surrealist is where you should go if you like a sense of poetry, self-derision and gaiety in art. And Antwerp’s Momu has great fashion exhibitions. The one on now explores how designers from Paul Poiret to Rei Kawakubo have reinvented the female silhouette in the 20th century.”
FASHION LABEL OF CHOICE
“I’m a fan of Valentino’s Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli. They’ve brought such an exquisite romance and modern touch to the Italian brand.”
ARTIST OF THE MOMENT
“The Venezuelan-born, Paris-based Elias Crespin is one of the most exciting names around with his suspended sculptures that meld materials like brass, steel and acrylic with electronic interface and motors.”
“Lamu in Kenya. I’ve been spending my summer holidays on this small East African island since I was 25. The mix of village life, poor Wi-Fi, sunny weather, fresh local produce and deserted beaches makes it ideal for relaxing.”
“Chanel’s Cristalle is something I’ve used for a long time. It smells like my imaginary garden (with notes of mandarin orange, lemon, peach, jasmine and iris).”
ON HER PLAYLIST
“Adele for the warm, sexy tone of her voice, and French synth-pop singer Heloise Letissier, who goes by the moniker Christine and The Queens. The latter gets my vote for her offbeat, catchy brand of rock and androgynous attitude.”
“Delvaux’s Le Mutin saddle bag is a slick yet functional piece for the summer season. It’s lightweight and comfortable as an everyday bag, and the wide shoulder strap made of canvas webbing gives it a sporty chic attitude.”