The mysterious couture collective with the big name for high-concept flights of fantasy (and the creative team behind the extraordinary facemasks worn by Kanye West on his Yeezus tour), Maison Martin Margiela is no stranger to breaking new fashion ground.
It’s the passion for new ideas that has made this design house Swarovski’s ideal partner in the creation of a pioneering new development—the shimmering Crystalactite. A state-of-the-art cut inspired by stalactites, it harnesses the latest Crystal Fusion technology to merge white crystal with matt white resin, creating pieces of startlingly avant-garde, icy beauty. Crystalactite pieces were a sparkling highlight of Maison Martin Margiela’s Paris show in July 2013. But the latest news that’s causing hearts to skip a beat is the fact that this groundbreaking cut has now graduated from the catwalk: an Atelier Swarovski collection based on the haute-couture pieces will be available in time for the 2013 holiday season. Designed to ensure an attention-grabbing entrance, the stunning collection includes an arresting clean-lined pendant, a ring, and a bracelet that throw off brilliant shards of light. If you start planning your outfit around these future-glam accessories now, it’s a guarantee that you’ll steal the show.