SWAROVSKI Design Exhibition

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Hi Huneybees,

I bet you love your blings don't you? I know I do and I was delighted to be invited to the private design exhibition held by Swarovski recently. It was held to showcase its collaborations in the worlds of fashion, jewelry, film, music, theatre, dance, art, architecture, and design, many shown for the first time in Singapore.

Swarovski is definitely a brand widely known and its amazing to see the wonders of these precious crystals reflecting light and how versatile they can be.

Arriving at the event, I was already falling in love with these bling-ed up blinds...
Let's take a look at the architecture aspect? I really love how they reflect light and create these optical light reflection as the light bounces of surfaces. Definitely statement pieces for the house...

Eternal Stools by Tokujin Yoshioka
Light Sock by DillerScofidio+Renfro
Glitterbox Floorlamp by Georg Baldele
Tulsa 2 by Michael Anastassiades
Ice Branch by Tord Boontje
Leading further in was non other than the fashion pieces. Be it as head pieces or on dresses, it's definitely a head turner if you really do don on any of the pieces.

 Here you can see the pieces on the runway. Designers include Mary Katrantzou, Yiqing Yin, Hussein Chalayan, etc...   

Also featured are three forward-thinking creations by third year Fashion Design and Textiles BA (Hons) students at the LASALLE College of the Arts.

The students were given the opportunity to explore and experiment with the vast range of Swarovski crystal elements available for fashion application before submitting their designs. Their three creations – CyberBody, Femme Fatale and Shadows will be another debut at the exhibition.  

The designer of Shadows even made her own SWAROVSKI necklace!
“Young Asian designers are becoming bolder and have the potential to influence global fashion trends; the backing of a brand like Swarovski with a long history is invaluable to their growth as designers. Swarovski’s infinite permutations of crystal cuts and colours allow our students to use crystals in new and innovative ways”  --- Lionel Roudaut, Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Textiles.

The exhibition also introduced the Atelier Swarovski SS13 collection. Atelier Swarovski creates the ultimate luxury fashion accessories line by collaborating with the world’s leading designers to inspire product innovations with crystals.

Me wearing the Nicholas Kirkwood necklace. It's so simple yet elegant!

And the collection presented at the exhibition includes pieces by shoe designer Nicholas Kirkwood, acclaimed fashion designers Vanessa Seward and Christopher Kane, jewelry and product designer Stefano Poletti and a collection in honour of Diana Vreeland.

Known as the 20th Century’s greatest arbiter of style, Diana Vreeland’s love of colour, form and style emanates through her Legacy collection, which is being showcased for the first time in Singapore, consisting of bold resin cuffs and rings, a crystal gilet, and luxurious necklaces that fall like crystal rain.

Last but not least, we also got to see how Swarovski has illuminated the Hollywood movie scene, supplying tons and tons of "bling" to the movies that we watch...

OMG! I loved this headphones! It goes well with everything!

When Huney and Jen Su sees the crowns and scepter, we couldn't stop camwhoring!

This year has seen a deepening of Swarovski’s involvement in the arts and culture on a global level, with the launch of a dedicated cultural sponsorship program, including John Pawson’s luminous site-specific artwork ‘Perspectives’ at St Paul’s Cathedral; illuminating the Château de Versailles with high-tech chandeliers; collaborating with Christian Lacroix at the Paris Opera; and a Founding Partnership with the Palais de Tokyo in Paris.

The opening in London of ‘Digital Crystal: Swarovski at the Design Museum’ in September challenged some of the most exciting talents in contemporary design to explore the future of memory in the fast-developing digital age.

Swarovski’s Design Exhibition is a testament to the 10 million SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS that are used each year, highlighting the mastery of precision to a partner across industries. The exhibition also pays tribute to the successful partnership between Swarovski’s global initiative – the Waterschool project. The project aims to educate children on one of the most precious and increasingly scarce global resources, and an integral part of producing iconic Swarovski crystals.

Thank you SWAROVSKI for the wonderful night!

More photos can be viewed in my album here.


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