Swarovski’s crystal innovations for Spring/Summer 2017 draw inspiration from the season’s over-arching theme of ‘The Balance of Nature’.
The focus for the season – and of Swarovski’s trend experts – are four distinct sub-themes that fuel the contemporary aspirations of the human desire for wellbeing: Air (Classic); Earth (Romantic); Water (Progressive); and Fire (Glamour).
Swarovski and Céline Cousteau share a commitment to the environment and sustainability. This common spirit has resulted in a crystal collection of one-of-a-kind designs for the new season. Céline Cousteau is a celebrated filmmaker, humanitarian, and environmentalist, and, as it so happens, the granddaughter of legendary ocean explorer Jacques Yves Cousteau.
For Spring/Summer 2017, Céline presents her first ever crystal designs for Swarovski, inspired by one of her favorite places: the depths of the ocean. Drawing inspiration directly from nature, Céline has interpreted the vital microscopic life in the oceans and brought their tiny organisms to light in crystal. Stunningly life-like creatures adorn her collection, opening our eyes to the mysterious and mostly unseen world beneath the ocean’s surface – a world on which all ocean life depends.
These mysteries need to be protected for future generations, both above and below the water. This designer collection features four crystal cuts: the Jellyfish Flat Back & Fancy Stone, the Sea Urchin Round Stone, the Snail Pendant and the Radiolarian Pendant.
A breath of air, central to our very existence, remains a potent symbol of calm for all those wishing to retreat from the pressure of daily life. The Crystal Pearlescent White Pearl, a totally new effect in the Crystal Pearl range, is a reinterpreted classic that reflects that deep desire for calm with a graceful purity that appears both matte and shiny at the same time.
The cut of the Twister Fancy Stone, inspired by a windmill and reminiscent of a four-pointed star, reflects this airy theme. Symbolizing the vagaries of the wind, this dynamic stone possesses streamlined facets and smooth edges that seem to imply movement even at rest.
Equally expressive of this classic theme, the Pavé Dragonfly Pendant dazzles with filigree pavé finished wings, available in single or multicolored versions. The pendant’s gracefully upturned wings intensify the creature’s life-like plasticity.
A timeless romantic design which embraces the confluence of the natural worlds of our planet. In such an arena, the stunning new color Graphite, a strong, bluish grey-black color with a completely homogenous surface, is perfectly at home. Elegant and mysterious, it forms the perfect gradient transition between Crystal Silver Night and Jet. Graphite is perfect for power-driven designs or for use as an inspired accent to add depth to modern folk creations.
The Scarab Bead, referencing the scarab beetle, is made with an innovative crystal cutting technology combined with a detailed molding of the head and wings.
In addition to the extraordinary collection by Céline Cousteau, Swarovski also offers the new Raindrop Pendant that beautifully captures the elegance of a single raindrop. Its multilayered cut creates a playful sparkle that can be used in both understated and opulent designs.
A vibrant, eye-catching explosion of color is the mainstay of the over-the-top glamour favored equally by celebrities of stage and screen or indeed any woman who stands out because of her confident and passionate persona. The new color, Yellow Opal, is completely at home in this majestic company, finding its inspiration in the gemstone Citrine. Yellow Opal is a true first in the Swarovski crystal assortment: its bright yellow shade has been give a matte, opalescent finish that combines sheer color power with genuine gemstone appeal. Its cool edge is just right for modern casualwear, as is its bright yet refined shine for any accessory.
When customization is key, the new forward integrated product, Crystal Leatherette IT, is ready with a new technique suited to personalizing fashion accessories or ‘glamming’ up any of today’s material mix directions. This unique product is a combination of a Chaton transfer motif, artificial leather and an adhesive surface that creates a leather sticker solution for various hard surfaces. With or without embossing options and in a multitude of leather and crystal colors, Crystal Leatherette IT is Swarovski’s answer to “badgemania”. It also provides a quick and effective solution for the industrial processing of consumer goods.