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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Hint Tip: Natalia Brilli

Natalia Brilli is on a drumroll. Not only has the Belgian designer of accessories wrapped in taut lambskin brought her traveling rock band to dead heads in Vienna with an exhibit at Park, she's also gearing up for a busy fall with her hottest collection yet. The big news? She's thinking mink...

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Saturday, November 29, 2008

The Beat Goes On

Belgian-born designer Natalia Brilli, who makes accessories by wrapping things in taut black lambskin, introduces her dark sensibility to Art Basel Miami with a rock band from beyond the grave. For the installation at Alchemist boutique (438 Lincoln Road)—before it travels to Barneys New York, Park in Vienna, Reborn in Montreal and so on—she's encased three skeletons (each one took 500 hours!), a drum set, guitar, amp and mic in her signature black leather. It's kind of like the Grateful Dead, but without all the unfortunate tie-dye...

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Thursday, May 1, 2008

Have we ever mentioned our total obsession with Belgian accessories designer Natalia Brilli? We can't get enough of her black leather-covered watches, skateboards and clam shells. It's dark, it's glam, it's conceptual—we're all over it. And it was only three years ago that she struck out on her own, after two years as head accessories designer under Olivier Theyskens at Rochas. Then came the Andam award and orders from Barneys New York, Maria Luisa in Paris and Park in Vienna, among other top stores. Here's what you can expect for fall...

Photos by Thomas Lillo

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