TREND REPORT InStyle Germany

strides into the New Year in a cloud of crystal

Prestigious designers and brands got 2013 off to a sparkling start with a splash of super-glam, red-carpet-ready confections in the pages of this high-end, glossy style bible.

January’s crystal-enhanced edition of InStyle Germany sprinkled the newsstands in fairy-dust with a pulse-quickening collaboration between a clutch of stellar shoe designers and

Famed for their craftsmanship and quality, German designers Kennel & Schmenger’s chic stilettos sported crystal-tipped shimmering toes. Their sophisticated black ballet pumps, meanwhile, gained day-to-evening cachet with a soupçon of sparkle, while their funky, star-emblazoned wedge sneakers were bang on-trend.

Trendy Alicante-based family label, Pedro Garcia, created chic black platform courts highlighted with glimmering crisscross crystal detailing, while the trad yet timelessly stylish moccasin by Sioux was given an up-to-the-minute InStyle makeover with glittering embellishment adding an unexpectedly modish edge. Who says comfort and style don’t mix?

Pura Lopez's statement red-wedge beauties sparkled brightly along with her vertiginous peep-toe platforms with light-catching glitter on the heels. Ms Lopez’s trendy, out-there designs make her a major contributor to Spain’s fashion industry.

Founded in 1838, and loved for its elegant and classic collections, German brand Peter Kaiser may be Europe’s oldest footwear producer, but it’s anything but staid: one look at its sumptuous suede peep-toe courts, subtly lifted by a dazzling band of SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, proves the point.

Stuart Weitzman, designer to the stars, created a pair of sleek, black, glistening-toed pumps, plus bold, racy, red killer heels with sexy shimmer detail. Since 2002, Weitzman has given a lucky female celebrity the chance to stalk the Academy Awards carpet in his bespoke glamazon creations (the chosen ones have included Eva Mendez, Carrie Underwood, Beyoncé, Kate Winslet, and Angelina Jolie).

The good news for all shoe addicts, famous or not, is that highlights of the InStyle range of SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS-enhanced, out-of-this-world footwear are on display and available for purchase at Breuninger flagship store in Stuttgart and online on

Swarovski Crystals Magazine #01 - Everyday Extraordinary

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