Guess Who Just Made The Swarovski Collective Spring '14 Hot List?

Swarovski has just announced the 13 designers who will be a part of its Swarovski Collective for spring 2014. Mary Katrantzou, Giles, Rodarte, and Huishan Zhang are back for another glittering season, while Sister by Sibling, Michael van der Ham, and Alexis Mabille are the newest recruits to this successful franchise.
The Swarovski Collective was established in 1999 by Nadia Swarovksi with the aim of supporting rising and established designers in experimenting with the use of crystals in their own designs, plus offering financial support for a runway show and unlimited use of the brand's crystals. As Nadia Swarovksi explains, "Swarovski is delighted to be working with some of the most exceptional emerging and established talents this season. Our collaborations result in extraordinary experimentation within the fashion world and we are excited to see how each designer will use their artistry to explore the infinite creative potential of Swarovski crystal."
Swarovski isn't lying when she mentions the "infinite creative potential" of crystal. The brand's signature shiny cut rhinestones are just a tip of the iceberg in terms of the crystals the brand produces each year. As Michael van der Ham says to British Vogue, "Swarovski crystal is an amazing element to have within the embellishments this season, mixed with other couture embroideries for a set of cocktail dresses. The Swarovski crystal collection is of such a high standard and is so vast that it really lifts the textures and the garments themselves." We couldn't have said it better ourselves. Roll on Fashion Week, we can't wait to see you in all your shimmering glory. (Vogue)
Photo: Via Vogue.
MK

More from Events

We’ve all heard the story: Fashion Week has changed, almost beyond recognition. From a closed-door, industry-insider event to all-access areas and ...
Fashion collaborations come and go, but this New York Fashion Week, none caught editors' attentions quite like the one between the New York City ...
Legendary fashion photographer Bill Cunningham passed away on June 25 this year, which means this is the first New York Fashion Week without him. ...
While everyone heads across the pond for Paris Fashion Week, we're still reeling from the display of ogle-worthy garments that made it down the runways in ...
At the second day of New York Fashion Week: Men’s shows, attendees were greeted with a powerful political message before taking their seats or perusing a...
This story was originally published on September 4, 2014. Anna Wintour once said, "We all get dressed for Bill." And, why wouldn't we? It’s no secret ...
There was them and there was us: “Them” being the guests of the Chanel Cruise 2017 show and “us” being the crowd of Cubans and camera-toting foreigners ...
(Paid content) September — or, as many of us lovingly call it, fashion month — is right around the corner. And thanks to the never-ending stream of ...
It's been a busy few days for the fashion elite. On Sunday night, there was the glamorous occasion of President Obama's final White House Correspondents...
Hollywood hit the Hilton in Washington, D.C., Saturday night for the 2016 White House Correspondents' Dinner. The annual tradition has become a hot ticket ...
Among the more than 200 pieces that make up the latest blockbuster exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Undressed: A Brief History of ...
There’s no denying that plus-size women and plus-size fashion have experienced a surge of popularity recently, so it’s not completely surprising that one ...
I’ve been working in the fashion industry for more than eight years, and the changes I’ve seen over that course of time have been remarkable; I’ve gone ...
When we think about buying denim, we often think about fit and wash. But nowadays, jeans, jackets, and other clothing items made from denim can cost more ...