Nostalgic Grandeur echoes the beauty of the past. Poetic Punk Rock signals a futuristic edginess.
Swarovski’s trend specialists have identified two key inspirations for Pre-Season Fall/Winter 2015/16, brought to life by some significant innovations: Nostalgic Grandeur echoes the beauty of the past in the subdued hues of the Crystal Patina effect. In contrast, Poetic Punk Rock signals a futuristic edginess encapsulated in the Crystal Spikes and Studs collection in co-operation with Jean Paul Gaultier.
Inspired by Venice’s beauty, rich history, and masquerade balls, ‘Nostalgic Grandeur’ recalls baroque ballrooms and opulent mirrors. This theme is reflected in the new Crystal Patina effect: entirely unprecedented in the industry, its vintage look conveys a sense of timelessness.
Two further innovations, XIRIUS Pointed Chaton and XILION Pointed Square Fancy Stone, echo the spires, domes, and window arches created by master craftsmen centuries ago.
The re-emergence of high-glam, punk rock-inspired fashion coincides with a rising sense of ‘austerity fatigue’, prompting the return of opulence to our lives. The name given to this fiercely edgy, hip-luxe look is ‘Poetic Punk Rock’.
“I have a special kind of freedom and incredible technical possibilities with Swarovski. So this is a wonderful partnership. They are not afraid of anything, and neither am I.” - Jean Paul Gaultier
With his extraordinary ability to interpret and redefine fashion, Jean Paul Gaultier has co-operated with Swarovski to take the theme to a new level in an avant-garde assortment of breath-taking couture pieces with a cool, contemporary edge: Crystal Spikes and Studs.