Swarovski Crystal Innovations & Inspirations for Spring/Summer 2019 “Wanderlust” Flags

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!!

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