Swarovski Collective names fall designers

Jan 27, 2014, 5:16 PM EST
Swarovski has revealed the 15 designers it is collaborating with for the Swarovski Collective’s fall 2014 season.
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Swarovski has revealed the 15 designers it is collaborating with for the Swarovski Collective’s fall 2014 season.
 
The names include Swarovski Collective alums like Alexis Mabille, Anthony Vaccarello, Prabal Gurung and Rodarte, but also includes fresh faces such as Brandon Sun, who trained with J. Mendel and Oscar de la Renta and now shows in New York; London-based designer duo Fyodor Golan; and Tex Saverio — known for his dramatic tulle dresses — in Paris.
 
Each season, Swarovski selects a group of designers, based on “cutting edge talent and ability to demonstrate exquisite craftsmanship with crystal,” to collaborate with. As members of the collective, each designer receives financial support towards the production of their show, as well as free rein to experiment with Swarovski crystals in their collections. Since its inception in 1999, the programme has supported over 150 designers, including Mary Katrantzou last spring.
 
— Michelle Tay