Hong Kong is the perfect illustration of East-meets-West, one of the world’s most vibrant and innovative territories. The bustling Victoria Harbour area has the greatest number of skyscrapers in one district, and its stylish, entrepreneurial inhabitants are known for their love of high-end design. So, what better location than Hong Kong to host Swarovski’s Brilliance Redefined exhibition?
Staged at the landmark Hong Kong Maritime Museum in the heart of the Central Harbour Waterfront, Brilliance Redefined unveiled dazzling collaborations by leading design talents in partnership with Swarovski. Arriving at its pristine white gallery with picture windows overlooking Victoria Harbour, visitors were invited to have their photo taken in a shimmering multifaceted installation, among them the glamorous Hong Kong fashion influencers Nat Kwan and Vinnci Yang, and model and food blogger Jessica Jann.
From there, they were treated to a curated selection of some of the finest pieces from the World Jewelry Facets touring exhibition, alongside stunning one-off showpieces designed especially for the event. The latest collections from the world’s top brands were also displayed, together with new pieces from local brands, as well as from Taiwan and China. If that wasn’t enough to inspire Hong Kong’s fashion lovers, there was also an exclusive showcase of 1950s icons with remarkable, one-of-a-kind designs from the Swarovski archive in Austria. It included exhibits by those masters of couture: an exquisite dress by Christian Dior and a bracelet by Schiaparelli.
From minimalist to maximalist and classic to cutting-edge, it was a demonstration of an astonishing range of artistry from all over the world, showcased in glittering Hong Kong.
Designers participating in Brilliance Redefined:
Ryan Storer (Australia); Caleidoscópio (Brazil); Ambrosia Paris, Atelier Une Ligne, Azzaro, Boks & Baum, Christian Dior, Crezus, Delphine Charlotte Parmentier, Gas Bijoux, Les Georgettes™, Marbella Paris, Moulin Rouge® by on aura tout vu, On Aura Tout Vu, Philippe Audibert, Philippe Ferrandis, Reminiscence Paris, Robert Clergerie, Shourouk (France); Gabriele Frantzen, Grossé, MCM (Germany); Artwear Dimitriadis, Frangos Jewelry (Greece); Andrea Marazzini, Boccadamo, Casabella, Cesare Casadei, Chiara Ferragni, Dolce & Gabbana, Elena Ghisellini, Giuseppe Zanotti, Le Silla, Salvatore Ferragamo, Sara Battaglia, Schiaparelli, Stefano Salvetti (Italy); Complex Biz (Japan); SALUT DE MIEL (Korea); Krikor, Sergio (Lebanon); Lana Dumitru & Vlad Tenu (Romania/ UK); Uno de 50 (Spain); Crystal Evolution by Bella R (Thailand); Firefly, Haute Bride, Heidi Daus, Jimmy Crystal, Liz Palacios Designs, Marquette Home, Senhoa, Sorrelli, St. John, Victoria’s Secret (USA).
Local brands from Hong Kong, Taiwan and China:
Anteprima, ByFanny, Initial, Koyo, Midnight Opera House, Salad, Vestal by Jung HyeJin, Wang Peiyi, and Wuliangye.