If certain collections over the next few days at London Fashion Week look a little more dazzling than the rest, blame Swarovski. This season, the Austrian crystal house has selected fourteen designers at New York, London and Paris for its Swarovski Collective programme.
Katrantzou, who has been part of the Collective for ten seasons, said: "Working with Swarovski has been a journey of exploration; they are a driving force of innovation in the industry and I love that nothing is off limits! From shimmering, printed crystal mesh through to hand embroidered, vacuum formed silicon skirts, the crystals have helped me to communicate my vision in another dimension of luxury."
This year, the design platform celebrates its 15th anniversary. Designers in the collective have received year-long financial support and the chance to win the inaugural €25,000 Swarovski Collective Prize for Innovation. Oh, and as many crystals and sparkles as their hearts desire, of course. The winner of the Prize will be announced next month in partnership with Dazed.