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Business of Design Week, Hong Kong, until 8 December.
This year’s Business of Design Week in Hong Kong is dedicated to Belgian creativity. One of the highlights of the Belgian Spirit program was the uncovering of the most expensive pair of diamond boots in the world. An Vandevorst and Filip Arickx designed a pair of black leather ankle boots with a paisley pattern completely covered 1,527 carats of white and natural fancy colored champagne, grey and pink diamonds from Diarough/UNI-Design. A team of highly skilled craftsmen at the Indian manufacturing plant of UNI-Design set all 38,883 diamonds on the boots. The diamonds were placed on the boots in a sophisticated manner, using 4,753 grams of gold. For the A.F.Vandevorst cross-shaped logo, extremely rare redish pink diamonds have been used. The whole process, from de- signing the boots, producing them, selecting, sorting and shipping the diamonds to finally the actual setting of the diamonds on the boots took 30,000 man hours.