Many women can only imagine owning a diamond, and it was this very reason that inspired Daniel Swarovski to invent in 1895 the crystal-cutting machine that eventually allowed people—not just royalty—to own a little piece of brilliance.
It’s in this same vein that the Austrian Swarovski company designed a collection that would afford women a more democratic way to enjoy their crystal baubles—to play with, personalize, and mix up to create various looks.
The Swarovski Remix Collection, from the brand’s Fall-Winter 2017-18 collection, was unveiled recently in Bangkok in a glittery event graced by Thai stars and the region’s social media influencers, including those from the Philippines.
The brand’s ambassador is American model Karlie Kloss.
Bangkok was chosen as venue for the regional launch, owing to its rich traditions and culture balanced with a vibrant cosmopolitan vibe. Swarovski’s overall theme for the season is “Urban Fantasy,” with its creative director Nathalie Collin taking inspiration from women’s journeys “through dazzling cities from morning until night.”
The Remix Collection consists of chain bracelets and necklaces with magnetic closures that can be mixed and matched. They can be worn on their own, or as chokers, multistrand neckpieces, headbands, or anklets.
In a statement, Collin said the concept is one of her favorites, owing to “its endless mix of possibilities.”
“Accessories are great ways to customize one’s look, helping women to be noticed for their outstanding styles,” she said.
The Remix Collection has various themes, like Timeless with crystal pearls, or Romantic with heart and emoji motifs.
Glam has bold spike and cabochon-cut crystals and crystal-pearl spheres, while Rock Chic mixes white and black crystals with rose-gold chains.
In the Philippines, the daintier, everyday styles of Swarovski are most favored. The Remix Collection doesn’t stray too far from that.
Swarovski is available in Rustan’s Makati, Rustan’s Shangri-La, Rustan’s Alabang Town Center and Rustan’s Ayala Cebu, and at Swarovski boutiques owned and operated by Stores Specialists Inc. located at Newport Mall, Robinson’s Magnolia and Estancia Mall. Follow @ssilifeph and @rustansph on Instagram.