Swarovski Fall/Winter 2018/2019 Innovations and Inspiration

NEW COLORS & EFFECTS: Scarlet (276)

An antidote to our increasingly uncertain future, Scarlet symbolizes passion and excitement, offering a decadent, elegant edge to sensuous designs, and reminding us that we should celebrate life in all its beauty.
Scarlett is an elegant, classic red crystal shade with a hint of blue that is more subdued than Light Siam (227) and brighter than Ruby (501) and Siam (208).
Exceptionally brilliant color.
Cadmium-free

Shimmer (971)

The new Shimmer effect speaks to our increasing desire for heightened sensory experiences by merging futuristic shimmer with bold crystal colors in nature-tech, boundary-transgressing hues.
Unique new effect inspired by AB.
Soft and elegant effect that radiates multiple shades of a single color.
Highest quality, durability, and glamor for optimal performance.

Pearl Coating: Crystal Velvet Brown Pearl

With its vintage antique luxury feel, Crystal Velvet Brown Pearl creates a decadent, elegant edge, reminding us to celebrate the finer things in life. Combined with the passion and radiance of the new Scarlet, designs are given added elegance and a sophisticated allure.
A velvety brown color with a hint of copper
The silky matte effect creates an interesting look – the pearls appear both matte and shiny at the same time
Crystal core
Consistent hole diameter, as per Crystal Pearl assortment

GROWING CRYSTAL: DESIGNER EDITION IRIS VAN HERPEN FOR SWAROVSKI

Iris van Herpen’s boldly envisions the future of fashion. For Swarovski’s Designer Edition Series, van Herpen imagined two pendants inspired by the creative power of nature. The first, ‘Growing Crystal Rhombus,’ pays homage to the fractured and fissured elegance of crystals shaped by tectonic forces. The second, ‘Growing Crystal Rectangle,’ resembles the cross section of a druse crystal in both brilliance and complexity.

Growing Crystal Rectangle Pendant

Growing Crystal Rhombus Pendant

Wicked Witch of the West Earrings

These earrings are a Swarovski “Mini Project” and a wonderful design for the upcoming holiday season!  We’ll be posting many more over the next few weeks!

Step 1:
Using one head pin, slide on one pearl, one sew on (coated side up), one artemis bead, and one bicone. Make a simple loop and add ear wire.

Step 2:
Repeat Step 1 to make second earring.

What you need (substitutions made if we did not have the item)

Swarovski Crystals Used:
Crystal Iridescent Green Pearls
Jet Beads 12mm
Jet Beads 4mm
Sew-on Stones

Components:
2 ear wires
2 2” headpins

Swarovski Innovations and Inspiration – Spring/Summer 2018 Themes

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Swarovski Innovations and Inspiration 

Spring/Summer 2018 Themes

Gang Star.  A street-style revolution is erupting. Gritty, sports-influenced uniforms inspired by 90s hip-hop and “gangsta” rap are a new uniform for expressive belonging.

No Normal.  A new value revolution has commenced as an era of individuality and acceptance is ushered in. This season we shift our focus to the pure expression of clothes instead of fashion. Question everything.

Hacked Nature.  Technology is as pervasive as the air we breathe. Blending and merging, nature and technology unite to form bold new impressions out of seemingly polar opposites.

Spellbound.  Rediscover the interplay of light and dark. With trust in a declining future, we look to the past to show the way forward. Embracing the ethereal and surreal, we explore innovation in forgotten ideas.

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“This need to connect, to create, to make ourselves heard, to give ourselves a voice, to right the wrongs and repair the injustices is front and center. Increasingly we seek freedom – of expression and physical boundaries. Fearful of the future, but dedicated to making the world a better place, the desire to bring some light and color into our world and offer hope for a brighter, more diverse and accepting future is of more importance than ever before.”

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“We dedicate our Spring/Summer 2018 seasons to this emerging sentiment -eradicating the boundaries between luxury and street, the natural and the digital, male and female, as well as exploring the transcendence between opposing belief systems.

Welcome to an age of “New Perspectives”.

Swarovski Professional Trend Intelligence, Global