The YVY collaboration with Swarovski was inspired by “the androgynous coolness” of Modernist designer Eileen Gray, and saw sleek leather contrasted with glittering accents. Each look shimmered down the catwalk, creating a striking play of light that Reichmuth wanted to be “a little tongue-in-cheek.”
Highlights of the show included a leather bustier with a crystal insert playfully peeking through, and a sweeping wide-brim headpiece with a fully crystallized underside. Reichmuth’s trademark aesthetic combines traditional craft with a modern twist, resulting in eye-catching black leather looks shot through with shimmering Swarovski crystals, including a tee-and-trousers co-ord and a dramatic cape.
With a passion for, and expertise in, leathercraft, Reichmuth’s extraordinary clothes and accessories, hand-crafted from the finest Italian leather, have impressed the fashion industry and commanded a celebrity following with talents such as Taylor Swift, Kylie Jenner, Gwen Stefani and Kristen Stewart all wearing her empowered creations.
Swarovski’s collaboration with YVY is part of its commitment to promoting emerging talent. This initiative offers fashion designers invaluable support at a crucial point in their careers, while enabling them the opportunity to experiment with crystal and turn their most visionary ideas into reality.