Take a tip from the catwalk: lasso some Wild West style and get it into your closet fast, because we’re going cowgirl this season. Make a start by adding a bit of wild-at-heart fringing to your jacket for an urban version of the American West.
The step by step from Swarovski is linked here.
Here is a brief look at the new innovations.
NEW CRYSTAL PEARL COLOR – Crystal Iridescent Tahitian Look Pearl
Wanderlust includes four trend themes: “Culture” reflects the contemporary desire to add creativity and color to the everyday by using cities as urban backdrops for a more inclusive artistic expression, rather than traditional galleries. “Freedom” recalls the 70s “take it easy” surfer mantra, seeking calming sensorial experience as a counterbalance to frenetic living. “Adventure” speaks to the quest for solitude, expressed in nomadic, off-the-beaten-track travel, and a life more in tune with nature. “Leisure” celebrates the new inclusivity of the seafaring world: previously the preserve of the elite, yachting is now the emblem of “barefoot luxury”—using leisure time to sail off to the next secret destination.
When Swarovski launches a new collection it is showcased within a series of flags created by the trends office in Austria. These flags feature some of the most unique and inspired applications. Here are some wonderful ideas!
Add thick cords and sew crystals in place with embroidery threads. Add pearls and shells too.
Layer die cut leathers and embellish with iron-on flat backs to create stunning floral motifs.
Create gardens in leather and add crystals and pearls for 3D enhancements.
Create your own patterns with iron-on crystals.
Layer cut fabrics with iron-on crystals and use pearls for focal points.
Crystal waves are gorgeous, as are shapes which are easily recognizable.
These lines are fluid and colourful with iron-on crystals.
Big crystals framed by iron-on shapes stand out and look incredible.
The color options in iron-on crystals are endless. Pairing them with woven fabrics is gorgeous.
Large shapes are easy to spot when thin lines point directly to them in crystal.
Collaging with pearls, crystals and metal. This scattering effect is brilliant.
Placing shaped iron-on crystals between laced elements is showing attention to detail.
Braided embroidery thread rope and crystal is inspired.
Layering with both leather and then beads, pearls, cabs and iron-on crystals. Impactful!
Another simple but stunning effect.
All of these elements combine to create a fun look. This would be gorgeous on a jean jacket.
New way to add stripes.
Floral elements that stop traffic.
On this sample, the tiny pearls look wonderful sewn as a cross or just at either end of the stone.
Here we see unique ways to add leather so it becomes a component.
This tiny fringe makes a pocket shape.
Embroidery is enhanced with crystal always!
This is a gorgeous idea for attaching two peices together.
Take a peek at how fabulous crystal looks on something simple like burlap.
These flowers are laser cut plastic. They look spectacular with crystal additions.
Stunning haute couture style.
Crystals magnified with sequins as a background.
More braided fiber with crystals in a setting. Wonderful.
There is no way you could not see these flags without getting one or several great ideas!!
Intense and evocative, an homage to vast cobalt skies and fathomless sapphire seas, and the color of happy memories, Swarovski presents new Majestic Blue (296) as part of its Innovations Spring/Summer 2019.
This superbly pure blue has a deeper hue and more intense sparkle than any previous shade of blue. It’s a mesmerizing quality that makes it ideal for use in premium costume jewelry, statement timepieces, and high-end apparel and accessories, as well as for adding a touch of luxe to DIY projects, packaging and electronics.
It is particularly well suited to creating fashionable looks inspired by Swarovski’s Spring/Summer 2019 trend theme, Wanderlust. This is a transformative Millennial mood that values Freedom, Leisure, Adventure and Culture above narrow-focused careerism and mere possessions. It also encourages following the open road, dreaming under the sky, and setting sail for adventure, preferring wealth of experience to material wealth.
More intense, and with greater sparkle and depth than the existing Sapphire (206), Capri Blue (243) and Cobalt (369), the astonishingly brilliant Majestic Blue is the purest blue in the Swarovski spectrum. It has a scintillating presence that is reminiscent of a precious gemstone—indeed, as a true blue it has an ancient association with royalty. Blue is also recognized as the color of the divine and the infinite.
These vivid characteristics make it highly effective when creating bolder, fiercer and more eye-catching designs. Its color is very stable, too, appearing unchanged across different articles and geometries. You’ll also find that, like any of Swarovski’s crystal colors, Majestic Blue stands up well to plating and soldering.
Click on the image for a video sneak peak.
Wanderlust launches February 1, 2018.