The mood for Spring/Summer 2020 is reflected in four new trends: The Serenity of Being evokes a sense of stillness, reflecting the desire to “be in the moment” to offset the effects of isolation and information overload; The Joy of Expression captures Gen Z’s desire for “Instagrammable” disco-glam wardrobe statements; The Surprise of the Unexpected fuses athleisurewear with a new sartorial luxury, blending street looks with classic style; and the “anything goes” attitude of The Excitement of Creativity is seen in the rejection of normcore in favor of creative, exuberant and multilayered designs.
Capturing all the youthful joy of the Insta-generation, nothing says it’s time to shine more than Swarovski’s new Kaleidoscope Fancy Stones family. Thanks to Rivoli faceting on the reverse and large facets on the front, these triangular, hexagon and square crystals showcase a radiant and totally new rainbow-like optic. Ideal for jewelry and accessories, the user-friendly glue-in setting option will be very popular with the DIY community.
Also new this season is the gently expressive, gemstone-inspired, 50-facet Princess Cut Pendant. Ideal for hand-application techniques such as beading and wire working, as well as sewing, this easy, time- and cost-saving product works beautifully for jewelry and DIY, apparel and accessories. And because it is unfoiled, it makes for stunning standalone, open-back pieces that have an elegant, fine-jewelry look.
In an industry first, the Crystal Electric LacquerPRO family’s six new lacquered effects bring a burst of neon brightness to the Swarovski palette. Made with UV pigments that glow under light, their sparkling pops of color add excitement to sport-inspired casualwear, as well as answering the demand in the dancesport segment for intensely colorful crystals.
Spike Flat Backs & Sew on Stones defy convention with their boldly rebellious “anything goes” attitude. Perfect for sewing, setting, gluing and using with Ceralun, these premium-looking spikes come in two shapes, with two sizes for the Sew-on Stones and three sizes for the Flat Backs—just right for mixing and matching across a spectrum of creative designs, especially footwear and accessories.
Beautiful, brilliant and multi-functional, the new Crystal DeLite color palette offers interest and intrigue to any design. The continual focus on hi-lo styling and the casualization of luxury is perfectly captured in the blending and blurring of the iridescent hues in this stunning color range. This radiant crystal collection crosses the divide between the extraordinary and the everyday.
The new Crystal Eden Green Pearl is an expression of freedom and fun that steps outside of everyday wardrobes, designers will find their “Eden” in the evergreen color of this beautiful lustrous pearl. An intense, shimmering color that is reminiscent of the 80s, it receives a contemporary update as opulence continues to infiltrate both day and eveningwear. Even the name itself means delight!