Crafted for a new generation of luxury fashion – now complete with motifs
Swarovski and fashion have been synonymous with each other for the last 60 years. Popular designers across the globe have been so inspired by the crystal magic that they have developed their creations using sparkling Swarovski elements.
22 years ago, this creative collaboration reached its first peak, with Swarovski consolidating its status as a driver of crystalline design innovations by presenting “Crystal Mesh”; a sparkling yet flexible crystal fabric. “Crystal Mesh” can be applied with ease on many different materials, either by heat (the Hotfix version) or by gluing or sewing (the No Hotfix version), so that an ordinary dress can be transformed into an extraordinary outfit ready for the red carpet. Predestined for grandeur!
This innovation carved out a brand new area for high-glamour fashion. Even today, “Crystal Mesh” remains one of the most sought-after Swarovski products, appealing to all the top designers. One of many reasons for this is the product’s great variety, with three different casings and 60 colors offering an endless range of possibilities.
In 2014, Swarovski developed this innovation and introduced Crystal Fine Mesh. Thousands of XILION chatons as small as size PP9 are connected to an extremely smooth, flowing material that can be handled like silk or other luxury fabrics. Its premiere on the Atelier Versace Fall/Winter 2014 catwalk in Paris amazed industry experts. A few months later, Gwen Stefani brought Crystal Fine Mesh to the Emmy Awards’ red carpet with an Atelier Versace creation. Many celebrities have since followed suit and Swarovski has established itself as an ultimate symbol of high-glamour fashion.
The evolution of Crystal Fine Mesh is far from over, with 36 colors and 16 effects now availableincluding the most popular motifs for garments and accessories: animal prints. For a long time it was almost regarded as sacrilege to use these prints in high fashion, but that’s now a thing of the past. Animal prints offer designers the opportunity to give an elegant outfit that special touch, or to transform a standard animal print into a luxury design. Whatever the aim, Swarovski’s Crystal Fine Mesh is always the right choice for creating a premium fashion product.