Raw ethnic style cuts a dash through contemporary art to arrive at an extraordinarily vibrant Spring/Summer 2014 collection by Swarovski. Named ‘Tribal Glam’, culture clash is key to the look, which contrasts earthy tones with vivid primary colors, and celebrates original mash-ups of simple and sophisticated materials.
The striking Auburn oversized cuff exemplifies the look. Crafted in metal and leather and emblazoned with raw-style crystals, it plays on the concept of modern totems for maximum impact. The Arty pendant and necklace follow a similar visual dynamic, balancing a look-at-me central crystal with the exquisite precision of pavé. Elsewhere, metals are combined with wood or cord, and feature animal prints, hammered mounts, moving fringes, and crystal, to give African-style craftsmanship a sleek urban twist.
The power of natural pigment also intoxicates. Intense blues are set to catch the eye with a series of stunning necklaces, such as Amazing, which features plates of Crystal Rock in shimmering denim shades from indigo through to stonewash. Turquoise and aqua also make an appearance, set along more delicate lines in the Appeal and Azore necklaces, and offering a fresh, summery, romantic glamour.
Ultimately, the collection embodies a new freedom of expression, with beautifully luminous, customizable pieces that separate, double up, or offer two-in-one versatility. Wear with a bold face, a dash of panache and an air of joie de vivre!
Shop the collection on www.swarovski.com.