I was invited to the preview of the ATELIER SWAROVSKI Spring 2010 collection at the Swarovski Bloor street store. The concept of the collection is to pair fashion designer with Swarovski and to come up with seasonal collections.
â€¢ Fluid shapes
â€¢ Mix of textures
â€¢ Jason Wu’s collection is offered in two key colourways, Lava with shades of red and pink, and Obsidian with black crystal
â€¢ Feminine pieces feature necklaces trimmed with ribbon and clusters of crystal beads and briolette stones decorate bracelets, rings and earrings
â€¢ Layers of faceted crystals create a textured, defined silhouette.
â€¢ Matthew Williamson signature style – statement pieces in a vibrant palette
â€¢ Print used from his Ready-to-Wear collection
â€¢ Strong graphic and floral elements
â€¢ Architectural crystals
â€¢ Colours: Rose – resin pieces in orange rose and purple tones finished in pale gold edging, Sky – resin pieces in blue and green tones finished in Palladium edging
â€¢ Plating: Pale gold, Palladium
â€¢ An innovative combination of oversized architectural and chequerboard crystals, geometric resin shapes and fine metal edging conveys a modern and futuristic feel
â€¢ Chunky chains enhance the bold shapes and colours.
â€¢ Sharp but ultimately feminine
â€¢ Diversity of textures
â€¢ Geometric lines which follow the contours of the body
â€¢ Plating: Palladium, Pale gold, Ruthenium
â€¢ Sharp geometric lines are softened by beautiful leather and edged with tiny pavÃ© crystals
â€¢ The combination of contrasting textures, pavÃ© crystal, leather and metal create an eye catching and contemporary effect
You can find pieces by Nicholas Kirkwood, Jason Wu and Matthew Williamson at the Bloor street store. In addition you can find pieces from Anthony Nak who designed for the Fall 2009 collection. Not available in Toronto is the Spring 2010 collection from Zaha Hadid.
My favourites are Jason Wu and Nicholas Kirkwood.Â They were both very lovely in person.
images: courtesy of Swarovski