Swarovski’s exhibition featured highlights from the brand’s rich history of design collaborations at The Shilla Seoul. Crystal-embellished archive pieces on display included the Alexander McQueen ‘Bell Jar Dress’ and the Atelier Swarovski by Maison Martin Margiela jewelry collection, alongside the latest Autumn/Winter 2016 Atelier Swarovski collection. Visitors enjoyed designer Hussein Chalayan’s ‘Teutonic’ Autumn/Winter 2016 show via an immersive virtual reality experience.
Nadja Swarovski, Member of the Swarovski Executive Board, commented: “We are very proud to come together with Condé Nast International and Suzy Menkes to support this important event, which celebrates South Korea’s vibrant design culture and its key role in the future of the global luxury industry. It is a pleasure to collaborate with Korean talents on these exhibition pieces, and to showcase them alongside stunning archive pieces from Swarovski’s long heritage in fashion and jewelry.”
Also at the exhibition, Swarovski unveiled five new commissions in 2016 by top Korean creative talents which included pieces from artist Kwangho Lee, jewelry designer Il Jung of Feverish, stage costume designer Ran Kim, and fashion designers Gayeon Lee and Seunggun Park of pushBUTTON, inspired by this year’s CNI ‘Future Luxury’ theme.
Founded by fashion journalist and Vogue International Editor Suzy Menkes, the Condé Nast International Luxury Conference was launched in 2015 in Florence as a platform for creative and business leaders to exchange ideas, insights and industry knowledge. Attracting over five hundred participants from over thirty countries, the 2016 conference featured internationally acclaimed speakers, including: Olivier Rousteing; Jason Wu; Editor in Chief of Vogue China, Angelica Cheung; Instagram’s Eva Chen; Swarovski Executive Board Member Nadja Swarovski; and global music artist and philanthropist will.i.am.