This Spring/Summer 2019, Swarovski creative director Nathalie Colin’s empyreal voyage across the Mediterranean is eloquently articulated in the latest Swarovski lookbook.
From a dip in the Formentera’s deep cyanic ocean and catching some rays by the pool at Marrakech’s Palais Namaskar to the Instagram snapshots from South of France captioned “Sunshine — this is the theme of our Spring Summer 2019 collection", the trail of breadcrumbs she sprinkled along her pathway.
Injecting the warmth and joyful spirit of the inland sea into the veins of the novelties, Nathalie implores modern women to let their hair down and embrace their adventurous side. Bold, feminine and playful silhouettes are the star of the new collection and they are bound together by Nathalie's ingenuity in capturing the interplay between sunlight and crystals, a vision that further expands on Swarovski’s own definition of brilliance.
The symbiosis of the two elements is interpreted in a rather literal manner through the Sunshine family. Tapered baguettes illustrate the solar prominence as they frame the emblematic white or yellow central crystal to create an animated halo that emits a positive aura. Be it the chain link bracelets or pendant necklaces, the cluster earrings or the versatile brooches, the Sunshine collection is poised to be the good luck charm of the season.
“Sunshine induces happiness. I love the way it transforms crystals as well as our mood. This collection is about escape, joy and looking at life in a positive way. We invite women to disconnect from the urban craze and reconnect with life and sunshine-filled moments. From Tangiers to Thessaloniki, Capri to Corfu, Santorini to Sicily, our designs reimagine treasures found during our journey: amulets, sea life, ice cream and colourful cocktails,” says Nathalie.
As the story unfolds, Swarovski’s cruiser anchors along the Moroccan coastline where she draws the inspiration for her spring treasures. The fascinating culture and ethnic patterns give birth to the Lucky Goddess range, which features mystical talismans such as the Origins ring and necklace.
The contours of the jewellery pieces are elaborate, portraying the labyrinth of little streets within the traditional souks, and they’re all washed in depictive golden tones and embellished with variegated crystals.
The high-octane energy carries on across the summer selections where cheeky fun is the way to go.
The Ocean collection, for one, encapsulates the art of seafaring with marine life-inspired designs—think tiny crabs, seahorses, starfish and seashells dangling over delicate strands of necklaces, bracelets and earrings—and bursts of delectable colours comprising strawberry red, candy pink, intense blue, mint green and golden yellow. It’s a combo that signals a fun season ahead.
Scroll down to take a look at some of our favourite pieces from Swarovksi's Spring Summer 2019 collection: