swarovski schiaparelli crystal dress

A dress made out of crystals: a Schiaparelli & Swarovski project

July 26th, 2017 / by / in: Cool things / No responses

A dress is never just a simple dress (dare to say anything else!). It could be the lucky dress of a fashionista, a a very complicated structure imagined by a couturier or it can be made out of paper, carbon and… crystals. Schiaparelli introduces the Crystal² dress as part of its Fall/Winter 2017-18 Haute Couture collection.

The Crystal² dress shows crystals on crystals. For the very first time since the creation of Swarovski’s Crystal Fine Mesh, it is embellished with a 3D crystal embroidery.
The runway movie – on www.schiaparelli.com 
News about the crystal pieces on – www.swarovskigroup.com

swarovski schiaparelli backstage

Starting in the mid-1930s, Elsa Schiaparelli, one of the most well-known names in the history of fashion, was one of the first designers to ever use Swarovski crystals in her Haute Couture embroideries. And because the tradition must be preserved, Swarovski and Schiaparelli collaborate this season on a special project combining Haute Couture savoir-faire and a creative vision where crystal becomes as functional as it is decorative.

The Crystal² dress shows crystals on crystals. For the very first time since the creation of Swarovski’s Crystal Fine Mesh, it is embellished with a 3D crystal embroidery.

swarovski schiaparelli dress crystal

Inspired by Sophie Taeuber-Arp’s geometrical works, Schiaparelli design director Bertrand Guyon created a dress cut in a hand-made patchwork of Swarovski Crystal Fine Mesh embroidered with clusters of multi-coloured crystals. The graphic composition plays rectangle of pavé crystals in white, yellow and pink shades of gold to reveal an iridescent dress of over 4.7 million facets reflecting light.

swarovski schiaparelli detail

I am already in love. And I wouldn’t say NO to any of the accessories presented in the collection.

 

Photography: www.swarovskigroup.com / Backstage images photo credit ©Marion Leflour

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