Swiss designer Kevin Germanier used 87,000 upcycled Swarovski crystals to create multicolored patterns on his bold and sustainable ready-to-wear dresses. This is the first time Germanier has used crystal transfers for all-over pieces, expanding his commitment to conscious design and closed loop fashion.
Swarovski Upcycled Crystals are unused, unsold, imperfect, lightly used and/or retired crystals, which are made available to creative designers who want to give Swarovski crystals new use. Utilizing upcycled crystals supports Swarovski’s sustainability initiatives by promoting the responsible consumption and production of crystals.
Nicholas Lecourt Mansion
Inspired by the style of German aristocrat Gloria von Thurn und Taxis, 2019 ANDAM Creative Label Prize winner Nicolas Lecourt Mansion used 385,000 Swarovski crystals to embellish his “flamboyant” ready-to-wear collection for SS20. Swarovski stones shone on an all over Crystal Mesh pantsuit and dress, and decorated the trims of eveningwear looks. Models also wore crystal beauty looks including glittering Crystal Pixie nail art.
Designer Christelle Kocher presented 19 crystal looks, with Swarovski stones shimmering on shoes, jewelry, feathered hats, gloves, hair clips and bra tops. Key showpieces included two full crystal dresses, embellished denim looks, and hand-finished embroideries and flowers mixing crystal with wood elements and feathers. The Spring/Summer 2020 show marks the 8th time Swarovski and Koché have collaborated and follows Koché’s grand prize at the 2019 ANDAM Fashion Awards, in partnership with Swarovski.