Viva Crystal Couture!

A celebration of visionary design and cutting-edge craftsmanship

When Alexandre Vauthier, Alberta Ferretti, Antonio Marras, Balmain, Blumarine, Emilio Pucci, Givenchy, Peter Pilotto, Rochas, Viktor&Rolf, Vivienne Westwood and Zuhair Murad are gathered together under one roof, you can be sure that something pretty special is happening. That something was ‘Crystal Couture’, an exhibition of one-of-a-kind pieces forming part of LUISAVIAROMA’s TechDreamers inspired by Swarovskishowcase, which ran from 10-24 January during the twelfth edition of Firenze4Ever.

This wasn’t just a celebration of the exquisite craftsmanship and visionary thinking that marks out today’s leading designers; the groundbreaking show also offered a fascinating insight into couture’s rich heritage using select pieces from Swarovski’s historic archive. Visitors to the renowned Italian concept store were treated to some gorgeously intricate embroidery and appliqué, alongside cutting-edge construction techniques. Jaws duly dropped with amazement… 

Photography: Alessandro Moggi