NYFW Designers Used Over Half a Million Swarovski Crystals This Season

That's a lot of sparkle...

Rosie Assoulin added some sparkle

Rosie Assoulin added some sparkle (Photo: Courtesy Swarovski).

Sure diamonds are nice, but for emerging designer, Swarovski crystals are just as precious. When young creatives are chosen to take part in the Swarovski Collective, brands are not only given crystals to incorporate into their collections, but they are also granted financial support.

Ladies in sparkle at Tanya Taylor

Ladies in sparkle at Tanya Taylor (Photo: Courtesy Swarovski).

At this New York Fashion Week, six brands were chosen as part of the program and here’s the breakdown of how they wisely distributed their Swarovski sparkles:

Tim Coppens: 63,000 crystals
Creatures of the Wind: Nearly 238,000 crystals
Tanya Taylor: Over 46,000 crystals
Dion Lee: Over 16,000 crystals and nearly 200 yards of Swarovski Crystal Fabric
Tome: Over 178,000 crystals
Rosie Assoulin: Nearly 15,000 crystals

Crystal straps at Creatures of the Wind

Crystal straps at Creatures of the Wind (Photo: Courtesy Swarovski).

In total, around 556,000 crystals were used. Naturally, each designer took their own approach to sparkle. Tim Coppens, who actually showed at Men’s Fashion Week, earlier this month, accented silk skirts with Swarovski studs, adding a romantic touch to his military-inspired range.

At Men's Fashion Week, Tim Coppens embellished a skirt

At Men’s Fashion Week, Tim Coppens embellished a skirt (Photo: Courtesy Swarovski).

Meanwhile, Rosie Assoulin turned a pair of basic white trousers into a pair of pants fit for royalty (or at least street style royalty) with rows of leg-lengthening crystals.

An eye talisman at Tome

An eye talisman at Tome (Photo: Courtesy Swarovski).

At Tome, the designers even used crystals on the model’s faces, turning the cat eye into a much more glamorous look. They also accented black crowns with eye talismans.

The Swarovski Crystal Fabric at Dion Lee

The Swarovski Crystal Fabric at Dion Lee (Photo: Courtesy Swarovski).

However, it seems Dion Lee had the most fun with this project, incorporating Swarovski Crystal Fabric into his range. “The crystals appear suspended, almost floating, in punctures throughout the collection.  In other garments they are heat welded and pleated, creating a luminous contrast to the sheer panels that run in between,” he said in a statement.

Sparkle on, New York.

NYFW Designers Used Over Half a Million Swarovski Crystals This Season