Gearing up for the A-list event, Atelier Swarovski invited industry insiders to an elite Styling Suite at The Savoy Hotel in London where guests mingled among the brand’s sparkling collections. Celebrities including actresses Cressida Bonas, Sophie Cookson and Lesley Manville along with Jewelry Insider’s Katerina Perez were among those who wore fine jewelry on the awards red carpet. The influential women, wearing all black in support of the Time’s Up movement, added brilliance to their purposeful ensembles with pieces from the conscious luxury Fine Jewelry range featuring Swarovski Created Diamonds as well as an exclusive designer collaboration by hair stylist John Nollet.
To supplement Atelier Swarovski’s affiliation with the Film Awards, Swarovski acted as the presenting partner of the BAFTA Costume Design Craft Session. The event, held at BAFTA’s global headquarters in London, saw the 2018 Costume Design nominees Jennifer Johnson (I, Tonya) and Luis Sequeira (The Shape of Water) engage in a lively panel discussion as part of a global series of masterclasses which to date have been held in London, Los Angeles, Dubai and Singapore.
Nadja Swarovski, Member of the Swarovski Executive Board, commented: “We are delighted that Atelier Swarovski will once again be Official Jewelry Partner for this incredible celebration of British talent. We are also pleased to continue our support of the global BAFTA Costume Design masterclass program, which uncovers the skill and vision behind this often-overlooked craft as well as the integral role crystal plays in enabling film stars to shine more brightly.”
Amanda Berry, Chief Executive of BAFTA, commented: “Swarovski is an incredible partner to BAFTA and the EE British Academy Film Awards and I am absolutely delightedly we are continuing to work together. Their belief in and support of BAFTA’s work make this a perfect partnership.”
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts is an independent charity that supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image by identifying and rewarding excellence, inspiring practitioners and benefiting the public. This appreciation for and attention to nurturing creativity drew Swarovski in as a partner, as the brand continually remains committed to empowering emerging talents across creative communities.