In March we launched our first partnership with Swarovski with the Swarovski Crystal Application Room in Sarabande Studios. It’s a space for Sarabande artists and designers to experiment with crystals and crystal application.
Swarovski’s partnership with Sarabande is a natural evolution of a rich history of collaboration, starting in 1999, with Alexander McQueen, which saw Lee push the boundaries of crystal use in his collections. Swarovski has now provided a crystal application room housed in the Sarabande studios, for scholars and artists in residence to experiment with a wide offering of products and explore varied applications methods, from gluing to heat press, sewing and beading. Swarovski has a longstanding history of nurturing young talents and creativity through the innovative use of crystal, and has generously contributed to €30,000 worth of crystals for creatives to use within their collections.