In partnership with Swarovski
Commemorating a night with RUSSH and Swarovski, we celebrated the appointment of new creative director Giovanna Engelbert who has reimagined Swarovski as bold, expressive, and to be worn and enjoyed.
"I wanted to explore the pure beauty of crystal and how its magnificence roots in fundamental geometrical and logical structures. Looking at Daniel Swarovski’s first drawings was an absolute inspiration, discovering the magic of his early inventions and understanding the power of his dream drives me and is the path we will follow and bring Swarovski forward in future. My intention is to create collection pieces that are bold but can be worn in an effortless way. It’s jewelry full of playful extravagance — one that doesn’t feel forced but is expressive and original.”
Flutes of champagne chimed in the RUSSH Swarovski styling suite as RUSSH editors layered purists one by one in Swarovski; celebrating the near end of AAFW and in preparation for the ever elusive RUSSH Fashion, Let's Dance soiree that was to come.
Cross the marble floors of the InterContinental and travel yourself up to an unmarked hotel suite on the top floor. There, we were, sprawled out on hotel beds and drinking champagne on the floor, the team at one with our family of purists, reminiscing on the week that had past and in anticipation of the night that was to come.
RUSSH girls Mana Mackay, Jess Gomes, Mimi Lashiry, Matilda Dods and Shimma and many more crowded around the Swarovski dressing table, necks laden with Harmonia crystal chokers, fingers adorned with bold Lucent rings and ears embellished with drop Constella crystal earrings and wrapped in Millenia ear cuffs.
It seemed Swarovski was the object of desire for all. Editor in Chief Jess Blanch adorned herself in the white crystal Millenia necklace for the night while Fleurette's Christelle Scifo made both an entrance and finale in Swarovski's grand scale Hyperbola choker and earring set.