Swarovski Innovations Fall/Winter 2016/2017
NEW EFFECT CRYSTAL SCARABAEUS GREEN (488) DESIGNED BY JEAN PAUL GAULTIER
Expressing his desire for an exclusive effect that would match his Kaputt Collection, haute couture icon Jean Paul Gaultier developed Crystal Scarabaeus Green together with a team of experts from Swarovski. The story goes that as a young man, he would frequently pass the Paris opera house and was fascinated by the green coloring of the tarnished copper roof. For his effect, he wanted this precise scintillating shade of green, combined with the mythological shimmer of the Egyptian scarab.
Aptly named, Crystal Scarabaeus Green evokes the magic glow of the scarab, shimmering in green, blue, and purple with a metallic luster that combines bright and shadowy facets to create a stunningly graphic surface.
With its beetle-like glow, Crystal Scarabaeus Green lends itself perfectly to nature-inspired and bold eco-designs. It powerfully mimics nature and sets a rebellious statement for any eco-warrior. However, its shiny surface also evokes an otherworldly appearance that echoes futuristic, stellar avant-garde looks. The metallic rainbow hue caters to the sporty sci-fi appeal that celebrates state-of-the-art technology and transports us into other dimensions.
NEW EFFECT CRYSTAL LIGHT CHROME (487)
This cool and modern metallic effect caters to the growing importance of non-gender specific products. A modern mind-set, particularly with millennials, has led to design elements and colors that cross boundaries and genders. The cold silver of Crystal Light Chrome is perfectly placed to appeal to both men and women alike.
Crystal Light Chrome is a highly sophisticated interpretation of the color silver. It is slightly darker than the famous 001 CAL and does not have a mirror effect. Instead, it embodies fluidity, emotion, and mystery for a soothing and purifying impact. As of this season, this cool shade will be available for the jewelry segment too.
Crystal Light Chrome’s cold silver shimmer emphasizes the renewed focus on opulence with a modern mindset. In color theory, silver is associated with energy, prosperity, and modernity. As such, Crystal Light Chrome is a timeless, unisex element for all looks, but the metallic hue of Crystal Light Chrome particularly encapsulates robotic/sci-fi design elements that are currently on the rise.
While the whole world strives for perfection, Swarovski discovers the beauty of imperfection, guided and inspired by none other than design legend Jean Paul Gaultier.
Kaputt collection celebrates the appeal of being different and unpredictable, which, according to the designer, is much more exciting than the precise and perfect.
In a world of flawless, artificial beauty, Kaputt mirrors the attractiveness of irregular, natural surfaces for a down-to-earth look that is both rock and chic.
Rondelle Bead (5045)
Spotlight on a new item that combines mass suitability with a unique elegant cut: The merging of round and angular elements in the new Rondelle Bead directly references the strong unisex direction currently gaining ground in design. Merging and blending shapes in one product subtly showcases the desire to come together.
At first glance, a simple, round shape, on second glance, a sublimely conic, perfectly facetted masterpiece, the Rondelle Bead fuses a classic shape with a contemporary cut for a multitude of applications.
Pendulum Bead (5514)
As the sports luxe trend continues, movement and increased flexibility in design elements is increasingly coveted. The Pendulum Bead offers luxury and flexibility, both in terms of movement and versatile application possibilities.
Thanks to its revolutionary offset top hole, the Pendulum Bead almost behaves like a “beadant.” When threaded, its classic rectangular gem cut swings freely, bringing together elegance and movement.
The top hole offers a contemporary edge to a traditional shape. The Pendulum Bead adds graphic clarity and structure to sleek unisex designs.
The Pavé Pendants pay tribute to the perfection of crystal and shows pure harmony in a sleek Pavé pattern.
Every Pavé Pendant is an elegant update on the return of opulence with a more organic sparkle – the ultimate combination of creative glamour and nature-inspired design.