• Brilliant Inspiration | The New Brand Campaign for Crystals from Swarovski

  • Crystal Craftsmanship | International Jewelry Design Contest

  • Swarovski Launches Atelier Swarovski Home | Salone del Mobile Design Fair in Milan

  • The Balance of Nature | Swarovski Crystal Innovations and Inspirations Launch

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Fashion Fusion | Manus x Machina

For over a century, fashion has culled strong advocates for handmade (manus) designs as opposed to machine-made (machina) versions. The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s “Manus x Machine: Fashion in an Age of Technology” exhibition proposes an alternate view. The stunning exhibit presents over 170 gorgeously detailed ensembles from the early 20th century to present. From embroidered dresses exquisitely embellished…


French Twist

For decades, French brand Alexandre de Paris has designed luxury hair accessories that add a touch of glamour and elegance to any hairstyle. Sophisticated and feminine, many of the brands designs shimmer with Swarovski crystals in a range of colors, shapes, and sizes. Alexandre de Paris Crystal Butterfly Barrette – $285 Slim and stunning, the…


Brilliant Inspiration | The New Brand Campaign for Crystals from Swarovski

Take eight of the world’s key style influencers and put them in front of Tim Walker’s inimitable lens with a dash of Swarovski crystals. With names such as Mary Katrantzou, Rodarte’s Mulleavy sisters and Karlie Kloss, it’s a snapshot of contemporary brilliance. Swarovski’s new campaign to promote its loose crystal business and its ingredient-branding program,…


Crystal Craftsmanship | International Jewelry Design Contest

The Design and Development Center of the Jewelry and Silverware Industry (CEDIJ) is hosting their 28th Annual International Jewelry Design Contest. Designers, jewelers, and general public are invited to partake in this global-scale contest to celebrate and showcase talent and creativity. This year’s theme is “Littoral Memories”. Influenced by the sea and the concept of…


August’s Swarovski Online Magazine – The Glamour Stakes Have Never Been Higher

With July’s Paris Haute Couture and AltaRomaAltaModa taking place in quick succession, Europe’s capital cities of glamour have been bustling. Each represents the pinnacle of achievement for a couturier: In Paris, we saw Atelier Versace and Francesco Scognamiglio, and in Rome, Renato Balestra and San Andrès Milano, all of whom scorched the runways with miraculous…


In Your Clutches

To celebrate their 140th anniversary Whiting & Davis debuted their limited edition Heritage Collection handbags. The new collection was created with glamour and modernity in mind and includes several pieces embellished with Swarovski crystals. Designer Inge Hendromartono drew inspiration from vintage collection Whiting & Davis bags from the 1920s. At the launch held at Lady…


Do You Know the Way to San Jose

This past weekend was the 2016 National Congress & Trade Show at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in California. Among the gymnastics community was GK Elite, recognized for their competitive and training gymnastics apparel. Shimmering competitive leotards, beautifully decorated with multifaceted Swarovski crystals and numerous accessories were displayed at the trade show. GK Elite…


Face the Facets

From luxurious shoes to figure skating attire, the shimmer and radiance of Swarovski crystals have been captivating both the eye and the imagination for over 120 years. One of the keys to the crystal’s remarkable brilliance lies in innovative designs. Har-Man’s infograph on the evolution of the brand’s crystal flat backs illustrates pivotal changes in the design. The…


Outshining the Competition

When it comes to the college dance realm, the University of Minnesota dance team takes center stage with 16 UCA (Universal Cheerleading Association) & UDA (Universal Dance Association) College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship awards. Their graceful dance moves have often possessed additional visual flare with sparkling custom-designed costumes. The dance team have collaboratively…