Two years after the Sparkling Couture: Infinity exhibition’s debut, Swarovski is preparing to host the second edition. Due to open on October 25, 2017, at the Madinat Arena in Dubai, it will be a dazzling celebration of couture.
This year’s inspiration draws on the idea of the infinite possibilities for creativity and innovation afforded by crystals from Swarovski. More than 40 haute couturiers and 56 designers from 17 countries have so far been invited to participate, each chosen for their design excellence in segments such as jewelry, interiors, apparel (couture and modest wear), shoes and bags. Each designer will be presenting one piece created exclusively for the event, which highlights outstanding innovative use of Swarovski crystals.
Showcasing their work in each segment will be:
Accessories: Tchi Tchi, Bo Cou, and Dorsa.
Couture: Michael Cinco, Ezra, Dar Sara, Arushi, Lama Askari, Maria B, Zainab Chottani, Bunto Kazmi, Sania Maskatiya, Georges Hobeika, Elie Awad, Jean Louis Sabaji, No Fux Label, Zahra Pourfad, Reza Zarei, Masih Zad, Mitra Couture, Dar al Hanouf, Tarun Tahiliani, Shantanu & Nikhil, Hian Tjen, Finale Wedding Studio, VESTAL BY JUNG HYEJIN, WANG PEIYI, Rizalman, WECOUTURE, Uno Kanda, Ophelia Crossland and DH Tissus.
Jewelry: Vinita Michael, Confluence, Inaaya, Rema Taseer, Shadras and Valérie Valentine.
Modest Wear: Hanayen (UAE), Rizwan, Zumorrod, Bait Hanayen (KWT), Al Qattan, Bait Abaya Al Sharqiaa, Shafira and NH Prima. Scarves: JF Scarves, Beige, Diamo Dal, Ezma, Vintage Shades, Zu Uan and Bawal Exclusive. Shoes: Joy Shoes and Alexandre Birman.
Commenting on the exhibition, Andrew Mojica, Managing Director, Swarovski Middle East, said: “This year’s Sparkling Couture Infinity exhibition in Dubai will bring together Swarovski’s most exciting designer partners in a celebration of extraordinary creativity. Having seen the designs that will be unveiled, I’m sure that it will be an event to remember.”