TREND REPORT Spectacular, vernacular new crystals

for Fall/Winter 2014/15

The dream for Fall/Winter 2014/15 begins here: lustrous, luxurious, and of lasting value, the new crystals to join the Swarovski assortment have to be seen to be believed.

Looking ahead to how designers will be embellishing jewelry, accessories, garments, and more besides a year from now, a gleaming treasure trove of crystals awaits us. The cache includes new cuts, shapes, and colors of magical beauty, mesmerizing complexity, and heart-stopping opulence.

Rich and vibrant berry tones are the major fashion trend for the season, echoed in two opulent effects, both newcomers to the palette: Crystal Blackberry Pearl, a mysterious, deep shade of shimmering purple, complemented by the subtle golden coating of richly romantic Crystal Lilac Shadow. Added to this is the splendid Dark Moss Green color, which picks up on the current climate of eco-awareness while combining nature with a level of luxury inspired by genuine gemstones.

Joining the Swarovski assortment are some magnificent new crystal cuts. Octagon-shaped Solaris Fancy Stone, with its thread-like facets inspired by the spider web and satisfying symmetry, is joined by unisex Urban Pendant, which combines a masculine fashion-forwardness and sporty femininity reminiscent of the stark simplicity of the dog-tag. Jewelry and fashion accessories’ coolness factor will benefit from the new Dome Bead’s spikey profile. At the romantic end of the aesthetic scale, Sweet Heart Fancy Stone riffs on an old favorite with a new modern, asymmetrical interpretation that’s perfect for jewelry sets, while Clover Pendant, with its heart-shaped leaves, is just pure romance. Nothing thumbs the nose at austerity more than the luxuriously opulent Trilliant Fancy Stone, offering glamour in all its manifestations, working both as flashy patterns or magnificent centerpieces.

We love it when a zipper becomes a feature in its own right, bringing a glamorously punky yet elegant edginess to a garment. This effect is assured with the incredible new Brilliant Zipper, created in collaboration with famous zip manufacturers, YKK. Another addition to the assortment, the new flawless, flattened Crystal Coin Pearl, is so softly smooth that it can be worn next to the skin, giving an air of stunning refinement to all types of jewelry design.

And that’s just the start of it—there’s a veritable treasure trove bulging with crystal innovations coming up for Fall/Winter 2014/15. We’re going to be spoilt for choice!

Swarovski Crystals Magazine #01 - Everyday Extraordinary

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