Atelier Swarovski hosts book launch party and exhibition in London
Atelier Swarovski held a party and exhibition at the Phillips Gallery in London on Monday evening to celebrate the launch of the book Brilliant: The Story of Atelier Swarovski, published by Condé Nast.
The coffee table book commemorates ten years since the brand was launched by Nadja Swarovski, with debut jewellery collections by Christopher Kane, Hussein Chalayan and Rodarte.
Matching Atelier Swarovski’s high-profile list of collaborators, the book features introductions by Karl Lagerfeld and Hubert de Givenchy, as well as unique contributions from leading designers including Christopher Kane, Viktor & Rolf, Jason Wu, and Mary Katrantzou.
There are also tributes from some of the industry’s most celebrated editors including former British Vogue Editor-in-Chief Alexandra Shulman, Vogue International Editor Suzy Menkes, and Imran Amed, the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Business of Fashion, among others.
The book includes photographs by Carl Kleiner showing the Swarovski archive, captured at the company’s crystal factory near Innsbruck in Austria.
In addition to film projections and light effects, the book launch party included an exhibition curated by Simon Costin of unique pieces from the Swarovski archive, including crystallised dresses, jewellery and home décor collaborations.
The book launch party was attended by A-list celebrities and fashion designers such as Bianca Jagger, Jourdan Dunn, Christopher Kane, Alice Temperley, Golly Fulton, Peter Pilotto, Christoper de Vos and Nadja Swarovski.
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