By Tedrick Yau.
Swarovski continues to present a new range of collections that celebrate self-adornment through the lens of the crystal lifestyle. Brought to life by Creative Director Giovanna Engelbert, the Fall/Winter 2022 builds on Swarovski’s established design language while exploring new silhouettes. Building on the collections from season’s past, new designs are added to capture fresh perspectives on cuts, colors, and forms.
In a nod to Austrian artist Gustav Klimt, the glory of gilding is exemplified this season in the Dextera Family with pieces designed to radiate warm strength and the beauty of mechanical lines and engineering. Symbolically, this family represents Swarovski’s technical mastery in gender neutral expressions poised to embrace a glittering, golden summertime. The metal features intermix with precision-cut pave in uniquely unisex designs that offer every opportunity to make a statement.
The collection unveils pieces that combine clear stones with silver-toned metal for a new expression of metallic wonder.
Choose from a wide variety of stone cuts and rich, vibrant colors all in one set. Oversize cushion cut crystals in a suspended setting give the illusion of floating stones and bring a sense of harmonious mystery to a look of extravagance. Eye-catching full crystal cuts in vibrant gem colors are the new must-haves for the bold and playful, looking to dress up a simple outfit.
As fundamental to the wardrobe as the white T, these bold and timeless touches of refinement are made to have and wear forever. Exploring versatility with double-sided elements that swivel and can be seen from all angles, there is a sartorial and meticulous approach to complementary shape and color. For edgier appeal, crystals with spiked designs were created to inspire inner punk. Rooted in the Club Kid music scene, this design language sees prismatic cuts channel attitude incarnate. Other pieces symbolize eternal love featuring the iconic Swarovski swan in the shape of a heart.
Some remarkable pieces are directly rooted in Swarovski’s Austrian heritage – drawing inspiration from one of the most famous pieces of jewelry ever to come out of Austria: the stars of Empress Elisabeth of Austria, offering a true constellation of geometry, magic, and heritage.
All these bring a bold accumulation of gems into a kaleidoscope of prismatic joy that are ready to wear.