“I'm not primarily a jewellery designer and when I tried to draw the designs I wasn’t happy with the renderings so I decided to sculpt the jewellery out of clay. This allowed me to create pieces using the stones and the clay as my inspiration. Every morning I would wake up and start playing with the clay and crystals until I ended up with this collection.”
In 1895, Daniel Swarovski, a Bohemian inventor and visionary, moved to the village of Wattens, Tyrol in Austria, with his newly-invented machine for cutting and polishing crystal jewellery stones. From this beginning that revolutionised the fashion world, Swarovski has grown to be the world’s leading producer of precision-cut crystal for fashion, jewellery and more recently lighting, architecture and interiors.
The Autumn/Winter 2013 collection features re-interpretations of classic Atelier collections – from stellar fashion designer Christopher Kane, and Zaldy, costume designer to Lady Gaga and Michael Jackson.
A rare creative talent moving seamlessly between music and fashion, Zaldy’s first big collaboration was with Gwen Stefani on her L.A.M.B Line. Since then he has switched his focus to designing stage wear for the likes of Lady Gaga and Michael Jackson. Re-interpreting pieces from his highly successful ‘Shadow’ collection from Spring/Summer 2012, Zaldy introduces new styles and colorways, including luminous green on gold and crystal blue shade on his dynamic geometric shapes.