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Vanessa Seward

Spring/Summer 2013

Argentinian fashion designer Vanessa Seward has turned her considerable talents to jewelry design with her collection for Atelier Swarovski. Some of the pieces unite filigree golden mesh and glittering crystals to create decadent yet delicate pieces whilst others feature large, luminescent pink and blue crystals.

“The beauty of the Swarovski elements were the starting point of my designs.”

— Vanessa Seward

Taking inspiration from the bohemian yet luxurious style of Parisian women, Seward’s collection reinvents a classic tribal feather motif using opulent gold mesh and matching golden shadow crystals. The feminine pieces shimmer like exotic birds and remain modern thanks to the sleek, rounded shapes and large sizes of the crystals.

Nine years spent at Chanel under Karl Lagerfeld and two working with Tom Ford at YSL Rive Gauche followed by her rehabilitation of Parisian label Azzaro has given Seward a wealth of experience on which to draw. Since leaving Azzaro in 2011 she has launched a collaborative line with A.P.C. and her creations have frequently graced the red carpet, worn by some of Hollywood’s best-known actresses including Diane Kruger and Carey Mulligan. Her eponymous fashion house was launched at Paris Fashion Week in February 2015.

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