Come September’s SS16 shows, some collections are going to be looking a little more sparkly than usual. Why? Because of Swarovski. The Austrian crystal empire has just revealed the 15 designers who have joined its Swarovski Collective programme and have subsequently been granted access to its veritable treasure trove of crystals.
As well as access to Swarovski’s crystals, the programme provides year-long financial support and the opportunity to winning the hotly contested €25,000 Swarovski Collective Prize. Tait, who is new to the programme, 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.”