Shine and Sharpen

Shine and Sharpen

I should have gone and inspected these in person at the press day to certify that there's no metal-to-skin contact but I'll just have to make that assumption.  I've never paid much attention to Atelier Swarovski given that I've never seen their pieces in stores.  Obviously it's hard to escape the world of Swarovski seeing as they're bent on getting involved with the cream of the fashion crop, new and established as well as sponsoring competitions like Hyeres now. 

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Giles Deacon's jewellery designs for Atelier Swarovski though have caught my eye namely because he's combined felt and Swarovski that reminds me of the Julian Louie presentation for A/W09 that I saw in New York where he encrusted felt and tailored the material into constricting jackets and dresses.  That Deacon has chosen to use 5mm felt also gives me hope that my skin won't flare up into red pussing welts given my allergy to metal elements.  Instead, the hardware of Swarovski Elements, safety pins an studs decorate the outside of the cuffs and necklaces using the felt as a sturdy base.  Now, I just need to know whether this stuff is actually for sale or just a phantom of an image purely for show on their flash-ridden website.       

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  1. zsb creations

    2009-05-31 at 10:37 PM

    Oh, my, I love these!!! Gorgeous!

  2. Brigadeiro

    2009-05-31 at 10:49 PM

    I’m a recent Swarovski fan, and these are amazing!!! The first grey felt piece is my fave…gorgeous!
    xx

  3. Ashley

    2009-05-31 at 11:09 PM

    Oh those cuffs, just beautiful! I need one of those and one of the necklaces in my life!
    -Ashley
    http://breakfastatsaks.blogspot.com

  4. chelsea

    2009-05-31 at 11:35 PM

    Wow. I love the cuffs. The mix of jewels and studs on felt is perfect.
    Looks like the studs are screw-back so you may have to suffer some inflamed wrists for fashion.

  5. faddict

    2009-06-01 at 12:19 AM

    I always thought Swarovski only made weird crystal ornaments…oops. The Giles Deacon stuff is a nice surprise. I like the contrast of soft felt and sharp studs on the first cuff.

  6. Hebden

    2009-06-01 at 12:38 AM

    Oh, the grey collar is gorgeous…

  7. KD

    2009-06-01 at 12:51 AM

    Wow, this is some seriously amazing jewelry!

  8. SOS!

    2009-06-01 at 1:01 AM

    oh giles.. he’s so amazing! and you’re gonna meet him at the graduates fashion show!! AAH!!
    xx-LJ from SOS!

  9. kirstie

    2009-06-01 at 1:26 AM

    would not have expected this from swarovski. i love the first and third pieces! sooo nice.

  10. heathen

    2009-06-01 at 2:05 AM

    The third one is probably my favorite. The contrast between the felt and studs creates such an interesting finished product. Go Giles!

  11. daria&willow

    2009-06-01 at 2:35 AM

    my wishlist just multiplied, these are so fab.

  12. daria&willow

    2009-06-01 at 2:35 AM

    my wishlist just multiplied, these are so fab.

  13. Shen-Shen

    2009-06-01 at 5:08 AM

    OH MY GOD, spikes.

  14. Secretista

    2009-06-01 at 6:45 AM

    I love these!

  15. adreamer

    2009-06-01 at 10:16 AM

    absolutely beautiful. swarovski is getting so…fashionable these days.
    i used to think they were all about the little crystal animal ornaments .

  16. missmilki

    2009-06-01 at 5:38 PM

    Those are fabulous! I wonder if I could DIY something similar.

  17. kokopuff

    2009-06-02 at 3:05 AM

    i think all of my “saved posts” on bloglovin are from the bubble. this post is definitely getting saved. keep us posted on the availability – swarovski freestanding stores have been popping up all over nyc so fingers crossed…

  18. Romy

    2009-06-04 at 2:47 PM

    great!
    romylicious.blogspot.com
    xoxo

  19. W29 Showroom

    2009-06-04 at 4:23 PM

    Love it!! So unexpected from Swarovski.
    We’re all about statement jewelry this summer at W29 showroom!
    http://w29showroom.blogspot.com/2009/06/tomoko-igarashi-statement-necklaces.html

  20. SwanDiamondRose

    2009-06-04 at 8:00 PM

    those are really charming. i love how the metal snuggles into the felt. i bet they sit on the wearer really nicely. nice!

  21. Stylelikeu

    2009-06-04 at 11:39 PM

    Im so beyond wowed by this, I love the whole crappy felt with the most perfect gems, its sincerely genius
    xxx
    http://stylelikeu.com

  22. tungsten carbide ring

    2009-07-01 at 1:39 AM

    I like it so much looks so very innovative,it would be a good collection thank for this post.
    rhianne

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