Swarovski Collective SS16 winners announced
The latest group of designers to receive support from Swarovski has been announced and features 15 names from the fashion cities of London, Paris and New York.
Among them are both design veterans and new names. The chosen designers are Alexander Lewis, Christian Wijnants, Creatures of the Wind, David Koma, Emilia Wickstead, Esteban Cortazar, Haizhen Wang, Iris Van Herpen, Peter Pilotto, Rosie Assoulin, Tanya
Taylor, Thomas Tait, Tim Coppens, Tome and Vivienne Hu.
They will receive year-long financial and crystal product support, plus the chance to win the annual €25,000 Swarovski Collective Prize. The winner will be announced in May 2016.
Nadja Swarovski, Member of the Swarovski Executive Board, commented: “It is a pleasure to build on the success of the Swarovski Collective with this new line-up of creatives, and our ongoing commitment to emerging talent with the Swarovski Collective Prize. This is an exceptional group of designers, and we look forward to seeing them innovate with crystal looks over the coming year.”
Thomas Tait said: “I’m excited to be part of the Swarovski Collective and to be using crystals as a creative ingredient for the first time to add a new dimension to my collection.”
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