Delicate but not fragile. This is the aesthetic exuded by Swarovski’s new Fall/Winter 2015 collection, Winter Gardens. Inspired by English manor house gardens maintained in wintertime, it also unites the appeal of vintage designs and the need to be on-trend.
Think 16th century conservatories housing winter-hardy flowers; this is the allure of history and autumnal flora that inspired Creative Director Nathalie Colin. The inspiration is evident in the collection’s palette of berry tones and classic silver and rose gold sparkles.
The jewelry ranges from the bold and trendy all-around metal base necklace “Dusky,” to the light, subtle shimmer of “Stardust,” which now appears for the third season. The pieces also echo versatility as gold, rose gold and silver toned bracelets that can be combined for a touch of the mixed plating trend.
Launched in the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Australia as early as April, the Fall/Winter collection made its way to the Philippines this week at the Discovery Primea in Makati.
Swarovski has been in the Philippines since the 1980s through Rustan’s stores. Two years ago, its first boutique opened in Bo-nifacio High Street and has since expanded to three more stores across the metro.
“Swarovski is a modern classic, and because of that, it is one of the most favorite brands of the [SSI] group. We’re looking forward to enhancing and moving forward with this brand,” SSI group Chairman and CEO Michael Huang said.
Echoing this statement is Swarovski Managing Director for Southeast Asia Aymeric Lacroix, who flew in from Singapore especially for the local launch of Winter Gardens.
“Swarovski stands for innovation, trends, craftsmanship, and heritage,” Lacroix declared.
Proudly presenting the new collection accompanied by a brief fashion show, Lacroix encouraged the audience to go around the garden inspired set up and try on the jewelry to uncover their true essence.
“Sometimes, there’s a hidden feature to the product,” he put simply.
Swarovski boutiques are loca-ted in Bonifacio High Street Central, Estancia at Capitol Commons, Newport Mall and Robinson’s Magnolia.