Atelier Swarovski sparkles for fall

Collaborations are nothing new in the world of fashion. From the high-street to the high-end, there are endless ways to meld the minds of the participants.

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Launched in 2007 by Nadja Swarovski, Atelier Swarovski has collaborated with some of fashion, design and architecture’s most iconic talents. Throughout the years, they’ve partnered with such individuals as Karl Lagerfeld (of fashion houses Chanel and Fendi) and British architect Zaha Hadid, to up-and-coming designers like Erdem Moralioglu, Joseph Altuzarra and Prabal Gurung.

Fall 2016 brings two new designers to the fold: Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos of Peter Pilotto and Rosie Assoulin.

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The 13-piece collection from Peter Pilotto – titled ‘Arbol’ – showcases the design duo’s colorful aesthetic in a colorful, kaleidoscopic menagerie of forms. Although inspired by patterns in nature and the mechanical structures within modern art, the collection brings to mind retro snowflakes from the 1950’s.

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‘Jewel-y McHue-y’ is Assoulin’s first collection with Atelier Swarovski that reinvents Georgian settings with modern materials. The juxtaposition of two different elements in the 12-piece collection – rubber-like coating wraps around some pieces, adding softness to the edgy crystals while the chunky cabochon-like shapes add a downtown vibe to traditional accessories – is both graphic and understated.

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Additionally, Jean Paul Gaultier returns with a twist on his ‘Reverse’ collection from spring 2016 (crystals were plated in a chocolate-toned color), and the evolution of the line features the designer’s multi-faceted bespoke Kaputt crystal set in silver while the clear bevels add a sharp contrast to the designs of the previous season.

Sparkle, sparkle!

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Steven Carver
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