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Tuesday 28 February 2012

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report by yasmin coke

Now that London Fashion Week is over for another season, it’s time to reflect on the week and take in the finer details of the A/W 12 collections.

And here we take a closer look at the designers who received the Swarovski Collective sponsorship for Autumn/Winter, along with their thoughts on this season’s collaborations…

marios schwab

“Collaborating with Swarovski as part of the Collective again this season means a lot to the Marios Schwab brand. It gives me the amazing opportunity to further explore the use of Swarovski Elements within my collection, taking a traditional element of an embellishment and incorporating it within my designs in a very modern way. Each season challenges the way I use Swarovski Elements.”

craig lawrence

“Using rare and sometimes experimental textiles has always been a big part of my aesthetic. Being a part of the Swarovski Collective gives me a chance to do this in a luxury environment, using luxury textiles. Being recognised alongside so many other outstanding designers is a great accolade.”


“It’s thrilling to be a part of the Swarovski Collective and to be given the opportunity to with work with such wonderful material.”

j w anderson

“It’s an honour to be a part of something as prestigious as Swarovski. I love Swarovski’s high technical processes.”


“I have worked with Swarovski on every single collection for my eponymous line; it is the finishing touch for the special pieces. To be part of the Swarovski Collective is fantastic as it cements my longstanding relationship.”

mary katrantzou

“Working with Swarovski allowed us to realise pieces on a demi-couture level and achieve a level of craftsmanship that has become intrinsic to the brand’s aesthetic. It means so much to me to have their continued support.”

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