Brilliantly bold and statement sparkle, Jeremy Scott’s extravagant collection was inspired by the outrageous life of a rockstar, rock concerts and groupies. Embellished with over 30,000 Swarovski crystals, the collection dazzles with extravagant fringing and colorful hand enameled Swarovski crystals. The show was completed with a Swarovski crystal mesh dress and a crystal cup-chain fringe two-piece which really hit the right note.
“Nothing is more rock and roll than a sparkling Swarovski encrusted look! I was thinking of them as dripping and fringed. Crystal mesh playing a Trompe-l’œil role in a print of little geometric shapes, some of which are replaced by dazzling Swarovski crystals to add sparkle that on stage and off is the life of the rock star!”
Catherine Holstein of Khaite collaborated with Swarovski to create a runway show that brought to life the childhood memories of playing dress up. Over 10,000 Swarovski crystals brought sparkle to shoulder seams, waistbands and epaulettes, bringing sparkling sophistication to the collection. Her unique and mesmerizing headpieces really stood out, shimmering with Swarovski crystals and giving a playful nod to wearing jewelry in unexpected ways.
“Being able to work with Swarovski this season was paramount to the vision and spirit of the season. Using Swarovski crystals, both as head pieces and throughout RTW styles, added a level of fantasy to the collection. The Swarovski crystal pieces help us convey this innocent yet nostalgic freedom of youth, and the boundless rejection of what is ‘expected.’”
Jonathan Cohen brought sustainable sparkle to the runway with over 8,000 upcycled Swarovski crystals illuminating his SS20 collection. Bold and brilliant dresses, sandals and knits were adorned by upcycled (unused or reused) Swarovski crystals, which complemented the vivacious colors and eye-catching prints while also giving the Swarovski Crystals a new life and better environmental value.
“I’m honored to incorporate Swarovski Upcycled Crystals within the collection. Swarovski has been a pioneer for sustainable and responsible practices and as our brand continues to tackle waste reduction and responsible sourcing, it is imperative we all address these issues by working together.”
Christopher John Rogers
It’s bold, it’s vivacious and it’s infectiously charming - Christopher John Rogers’ NYFW third collaboration with Swarovski and landmark first runway collection brought a dose of confidence and liveliness to the show. Extravagant ruffles, glamourous tailoring and sleek eveningwear were embellished with over 150,000 Swarovski crystals, which were also incorporated in the model’s jewelry and makeup looks.
“Swarovski is very much in line with our message of imbuing optimism, ebullience, and specialness in clothes. For Spring 2020, we really wanted to take advantage of the wide range of colors available to us by applying Swarovski hot fixed grids of hot pink, clementine, gray and green Swarovski crystals on a variety of silk bases.”
Inspiration for Victoria Haye’s ‘90s-inspired collection was brilliantly ballin’, drawing a lot of influence from the famous basketball movie, Space Jam – complete with a Swarovski crystallized basketball. Athleisure-inspired looks took to the runway with over 90,000 Swarovski crystals accentuating oversized blazers, jumpsuits and windbreakers.
“Our SS20 collection is inspired by Space Jam and nostalgia for growing up in the ‘90s! The use of Swarovski crystals accentuates sport silhouettes within the collection. I enjoy designing with crystals and tend to gravitate towards simpler silhouettes that allow for heavy use of embellishment.”