Influenced by our polarized views, we envision our lives accordingly. We either see the future as bright and cheerful, full or opportunity or as a challenge we would prefer to exchange with a more simple, bygone, time.
This season we highlight these polarized viewpoints, reflecting upon the fact that where there is light, there is shadow. Full of joyful creativity and eccentric celebration, or striving for stillness with a somber survival ethos, we seize the notion that the future is twofold.
Welcome to Fall/Winter 2018/19 — Light and Shadow.
GROWING CRYSTAL DESIGNED BY IRIS VAN HERPEN - The latest Designer Edition Crystals, which were envisioned by couturier Iris van Herpen, feature up to 500 hand-embedded cones to maximize light refraction. The first, entitled “Growing Crystal Rectangle,” resembles the cross section of a druse crystal in both brilliance and complexity. Like a living crystal becoming, the structure seems to grow inward to fill the cavity at the pendant’s core. Van Herpen’s second compelling design, “Growing Crystal Rhombus Pendant,” recalls the naturally occurring fractured surfaces of crystal geometry.
NEW FLAT BACKS & SEW-ON STONES JEWEL CUT - In creating bespoke crystal, Swarovski is ever cognizant of the need to provide designers with cutting-edge application methods. Jewel-Cut Flat Backs lend the glamour of classic-cut gemstones to decorative embellishments, enabling on-trend antique brocade effects and lavish design possibilities for textiles and rich fabrics. Alternatively, make use of Trilliant Sew-on Stones inspired by classic gemstone luxury to lend opulence and brilliance to statement-making designs. Three sizes, three holes and an extensive jewel-like pallet in addition to a lightweight, flat silhouette make for an incredibly versatile design. It’s the ideal application method for enriching elegant embroideries.
SHIMMER EFFECT - Shimmer is elegance and vibrancy to the max. Inspired by Swarovski’s famous Aurora Borealis collection, the crystal’s special light-refracting properties cast multiple shades of a single color for eye-catching combinations that truly dazzle. Having launched the new Shimmer effect as part of our Spring/ Summer 2018 Flat Back assortment, we are now making it available in further product groups.
NEW COLOR SCARLET - Swarovski presents Scarlet, its latest red-letter color choice for truly stylish occasions. Now available throughout the product range and in myriad size and shape options for enhanced design possibilities, this is opulence embodied. Best of all, this elegant shade is environmentally responsible, containing no cadmium.
NEW CRYSTAL PEARL COLOUR - 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.
The official Swarovski Crystal Size Chart can be found below. To download / print a PDF version of this colour chart, please click here.