Atelier Swarovski presents ‘Reverse’ A/W 2016, a designer collaboration with Jean Paul Gaultier
Out of this world
Bi-annually, Atelier Swarovski introduces seasonal jewellery and accessories collaborations during New York, London and Paris fashion weeks, and this season, the luxury accessory brand partners with haute couture rebel, Jean Paul Gaultier. Following the success of Atelier Swarovski's partnership with the French designer for 'Reverse' Spring/Summer 2016, the latest 'Reverse' collection expands and evolves the cutting-edge shapes of the first collection with new colorways, finishes and styles.
No stranger to pushing the boundaries, Jean Paul Gaultier pays homage to the power of contradictions once again by playing with the concept of "perfect imperfection", working with his 'Kaputt' (the German word for "broken") cut Swarovski crystals. Exclusively and meticulously designed by the designer himself for Swarovski, 'Kaputt" is an imposing carving which exposes an asymmetric and irregular appearance. Inspired by the surface of meteorite, the striking 'Kaputt' crystal cut finish together with an icy color palette and meteor-like complements the shooting star and comet inspirations of Swarovski's wider Autumn/Winter 2016 'Crystal Galaxy' theme. 'Reverse' Autumn/Winter 2016 comes in two executions: an opulent, intricate reworking of Jean Paul Gaultier's debut collection for the main Atelier Swarovski line, and an additional line designed with everyday wear in mind.
Nadja Swarovski, Member of the Swarovski Executive Board commented: "It is a pleasure to continue our long standing relationship with Jean Paul Gaultier this season with this Atelier Swarovski collaboration. This contemporary collection of stylish asymmetric pieces is the perfect way to celebrate Jean Paul Gaultier"
Nathalie Colin, Creative Director, Swarovski, commented, "As a student in NYC in the late 80's, Jean Paul Gaultier was a huge inspiration for me, a designer who has always pushed creative boundaries by allowing street style inspired looks to go on the runways. For this collection, we were interested in playing with these new jewelry silhouettes including the double ring and the ear cuff to create a collection of jewelry that continues to innovate and excite."
The Jean Paul Gaultier 'Reverse' collections for Atelier Swarovski will be available from September 2016 in Swarovski stores, independent retailers and online.