Spring/Summer 2012 | Autumn/Winter 2013
With an unmistakable gift for creating glamour through his craft, Zaldy’s fabulous stage costumes are worn by some of the most high profile performers in the world including Lady Gaga and Gwen Stefani. The designer brings his virtuosity to his two collections with Atelier Swarovski.
"I like the play between the square cut Swarovski crystal and the organic shape of the metal."
The Shadow collection uses large structural crystals while On the Edge sets smaller crystals into sinuous metal forms. The latter shrinks the crystals to miniature baguettes in golden shadow, crystal and jet tones, set in matte and mirrored bands. Zaldy’s second collection Shadow was developed when he set aside paper and began to sculpt jewelry from clay and crystals. The star-like finished pieces are reminiscent of Art Deco designs and the brilliance of the large crystals is magnified by their simple colors, either clear or the specially-developed shade Sahara.