The upcoming SS16 Atelier Swarovski designer collaborations

Meeting of minds

The upcoming SS16 Atelier Swarovski designer collaborations
Jean Paul Gaultier, Korean jewellery designer Il Jung Lee, and avant-garde furniture designers behind Fredrikson Stallard join forces with Atelier Swarovski

Three designers from varying creative fields have teamed up with Atelier Swarovski for the jeweller's spring/summer 2016 collections. Fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier, founders of furniture design studio Fredrickson Stallard, and designer Il Jung Lee of jewellery label Feverish have each infused the house's crystals with their unique design sensibilities.

Titled Reverse, Armory and Butterfly respectively, each designer's creative eye contributes a piece of the diverse nature of design together under one roof. 

Reverse by Jean Paul Gaultier 

Birthed from a high fashion perspective, trust couturier Jean Paul Gaultier to demonstrate that craftmanship is king with his collection. Having worked together with Atelier Swarovski to devise special techniques in treating crystals, Reverse features Gaultier's all-new Kaputt crystal with a Sandblast black plating. The irregular, multi-faceted jewels boast a deep, caramel shade, accented by gold chains for a touch of contemporary badassery.

Armory by Fredrick Stallard

In their second collboration with Atelier Swarovski, Patrick Fredrickson and Ian Stallard bring their avant-garde architechtural ingenuity to Armory. Structural netted metal encase suspended multi-faceted crystals that Fredrickson and Stallard have created just for the collection. The meaning behind the designs? The notion of "safekeeping something precious". 

Butterfly by Feverish

An exclusive collaboration just for the Asia Pacific market, delicate butterflies have been enhanced with the rich hues of Swarovski crystals. The ethereal yet bold aesthetic speaks of Il's forte in capturing the beauty of nature in exquisite jewellery pieces — don the necklace with slick leather to give the feminine design an edge. 

Text: Andrea Sim

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