Swarovski Collective designers employed graphic marks throughout AW17 collections with embellished trim, piping and adornments. Construction elements and abstract prints also lent to linear looks, wavering between structural and smooth with varying inspirations taking control of wandering contours.
In London, Sadie Williams brought the funk with vibrant colors and psychedelic prints, all accented with signature Swarovski sparkle – the perfect attention-grabbing addition to the designer’s vivid assortment. Raglan sweaters and tailored dresses allowed shimmering crystal to curve around natural shapes of the body overlapping multi-colored construction in a display of quirky brilliance. In a contrary statement, Anne Sofie Madsen sent neutral tones down her Paris runway, experimenting with volume, opacity and fresh crystal techniques which included welding chains of Swarovski crystal together. Both abrupt and asymmetrical or flowing and flexible, the strands of stone and metal stayed in line with the seasonal trend, creating a mesmerizing trail of embellishments seen on necklaces and bracelets or hand-stitched directly to clothing. London-based 2017 Swarovski Collective Winner Faustine Steinmetz also applied this linear style to her denim-heavy collection, innovatively manipulating the natural fabric via dye and distressing to create stripes and piping. Delicate blue and white crystals also found their way across models’ skin, following the bends and bows of jawlines, collarbones and fingers.
Get aligned with the season’s dynamic trend by shopping Swarovski’s modern take on the look, translated into sparkling must-have jewelry. Pieces to covet include the Hero Cuff, an intersecting bracelet in contrasting tones of crystal perfect for a layered arm party, day or night. The Fit Short Earrings offer an asymmetrical style in a thick row of glistening crystal mesh for an unexpected and edgy way to wear the trend. Loud prints or bright stripes can be worn with over-the-top accessories, but for everyday wear, the delicate and chic Hint Ring will offer an effortless pairing for a vivid ensemble due to a dual-colored design. For a glamorous night out, the luxe Domino Pendant by Paul Andrew for Atelier Swarovski is an ideal companion to the graphic Fall trend featuring structured, stacked crystal to match a tailored look or complement a flowing gown.