Posted on September 21 2017
When it comes to crystal creations, Swarovski are at the top of their game. From jewellery, through lighting, to embellishing the designs of other brands, and beyond, their characteristic crystal designs are the paramount of luxury.
If you were wondering what is defining the look of the moment, then Swarovski's innovations and inspirations for the autumn/winter season 2018/2019 express that in black and white. Ever at the forefront of culture, their new crystal collection takes note from the increasing polarisation of society, with a trend towards clashing viewpoints.
Named Light & Shadow, this latest crystal collection has four very different trends fighting for attention: the extroverted playfulness of Funtasia, the thoughtfully muted character of Nostalgia, the decadence and sensuality of Elegantia, and the survivalist mentality of Urbania.
These new designer edition crystals emphasise the power of natural creation, as well as the imperfections that lead to great beauty, in their resemblance to the cross section of a druse (the term for a rock cavity lined with a crust of projecting crystals). The brand's new 3D studs add striking industrial style relief to pieces made by leading designers.
Not only that, but a show stopping new colour has been added to the Swarovski palette in Scarlet. This ravishing red is notable for beinf cadmium free, which means that these red crystals are not only environmentally friendly, but they can be made in much larger sizes too.
Whatever trend suits your design needs, whichever of the many crystals from the new assortment you fall in love with, the message Swarovski present is clear: where there is light, there is shade. Whether we are full of joyful creativity and eccentric celebration, or striving for stillness with a somber survival ethos, we must seize the notion that the future is twofold. This is Light & Shadow.