Crystals from Swarovski Brand Campaign 2016/17
Swarovski’s new brand campaign for Crystals from Swarovski, Brilliant Inspiration, fuses portrait and fashion photography to propose a game-changing vision for the industry. Eight of the world’s most influential creative talents are captured by renowned photographer Tim Walker’s lens in images that redefine cool. Each is styled with lashings of Swarovski crystals to create a snapshot of contemporary brilliance; the result is bold and witty depictions of charismatic individuals at the height of their creative powers.
EIGHT FAMOUS FACES OF FASHION
Philanthropist and businesswoman, fashion and lifestyle inspiration, supermodel Karlie Kloss is the exciting new face of the 2016/17 Swarovski consumer campaign. Portrayed illuminated by a glittering skin frosting of crystals, she is the ultimate embodiment of stellar glamour.
Charlotte Olympia Dellal
The doyenne of ultra-glam-luxe shoes, footwear and accessories designer Charlotte Olympia Dellal is renowned for her nostalgic take on contemporary styling. She sets the campaign’s artistically self-assured tone by sporting her famous Kitty flats as Playboy Bunny ears.
The master of impeccable tailoring, Thom Browne leans proprietorially over a slick, crystal-encrusted briefcase, lending a distinctly 007 air and offering an edgy take on his reputation for sharp tailoring. The subtext is clear: in a man’s world, using crystals is provocative.
Makeup artist Isamaya Ffrench has elevated her craft to an art form. Introducing a surreal slant to the series, she gazes assertively at the camera, paintbrush in hand, as she daubs a slash of scarlet crystals across a disembodied model’s head.
The maximalist fashion designer renowned for her explosive prints, Mary Katrantzou leans away from the camera protectively clutching a lavishly embroidered gown to her chest. This is an artist whose work is an act of sublime creation.
Laura and Kate Mulleavy
Exquisitely eccentric beauty is what the two sisters behind the Rodarte label, Kate and Laura Mulleavy, do best. It is perfectly articulated in this photograph by shimmering, crystal-embellished butterfly jewelry that appears to swarm around the duo.
Multifaceted designer, with an innate creativity that extends from fashion to furniture, Jacon Wu seduces the viewer with his sophisticated, modern take on old-world feminine glamour by draping himself in intricately embellished embroideries.
Image-maker Edward Enninful OBE, W magazine’s Creative and Fashion Director, and the visionary behind many runway shows, campaigns and shoots for fashion’s global players. Here he is depicted clad in the sharpest of suits crawling with bejeweled insects.