Mitternacht x Swarovski

Since 1895, founder Daniel Swarovski’s mastery of crystal cutting has defined the company. His enduring passion for innovation and design has made it the world’s premier jewelry and accessory brand. Today, the family carries on the tradition of delivering extraordinary everyday style to women around the world.
Swarovski had been kind enough to provide me crystals for Mitternacht AW18.
Having been always influenced by Victorian culture, the use of pearls to outline the shape
of the human eye was inspired by mourning jewellery.
As people from the period often had painted eyes of their loved ones cast onto pieces of
jewellery with pearls outlining the shape of the eyes, these jewellery pieces served as a momento.
With coats containing the silhouette of faces, especially one with reference to my grandmother’s facial features it made sense for me to capture her eyes with the classic pearls as I enjoy sentimental value in inanimate objects.
While the development of rust was a huge part of this collection,
Swarovski crystal fabrics enhanced the idea of birthing rust as it was intricately cut into shapes of the rusted fabric stains.
Small flat back pearls, crystal hotfix and crystal globe beads were further
added to this rusted ‘painting’.