Canadian-born Erdem developed his crystal craftsmanship over twelve seasons as part of the Swarovski Collective, using Swarovski crystals to hand-embellish his delicate, whimsical designs. In 2008, Erdem collaborated with Atelier Swarovski to design a collection of fine silk scarves to accompany his SS09 ready-to-wear collection. Printed in saturated colors and embroidered with Swarovski crystals in soft pastel shades, the scarves perfectly encapsulated the romance of Erdem’s collection.