Show Media is pleased to bring you the spring/summer 2014 issue of Salt magazine, created for Swarovski, exploring the crystal house and its latest collaborations with inspirational designers and artists in the fields of fashion, jewellery, film, art and design.
In this edition, Salt marks the change of season with a look at the catwalk trends of New York and London, and highlights show-stopping pieces by Swarovski Collective members, among them Huishan Zhang’s crystal-encrusted dresses and the bejewelled embroidery of Mary Katrantzou. Elsewhere, Swarovski Collective newcomers Sister by Sibling are showcased in a flirtacious photo shoot by Ellen von Unwerth.
On a whistle-stop world tour, we travel to France and the Palais de Versailles to admire the Gabriel Chandelier by brothers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, comprising 500 individual Swarovski crystals – the first permanent contemporary artwork ever to be installed in the palace. Then it’s on to China, where five designers undertook the challenge of using crystals in boundary-pushing designs, as part of Swarovski’s Digital Crystal exhibition during Beijing Design Week.
A glimpse behind the scenes of Swarovski Entertainment’s first feature film, Romeo & Juliet, sees its young stars bringing new life to the classic tale, while the half a million crystals used to adorn costumes and set evoke perfectly the Renaissance setting.
Finally, nonagenarian Iris Apfel recalls a life steeped in style and model Miranda Kerr, the new face of Swarovski’s spring/summer 2014 campaign, reveals her jewellery inspirations.