Open to the public for two weeks, the exhibition is a tribute to over a century of supreme artistry and technical mastery from Swarovski.
June 11, 2015, will see a glamorous double celebration at Bund 22, Shanghai's architectural masterpiece built by Swire Pacific of England in 1906. The historic venue will provide an elegant backdrop to Swarovski's glittering 120th anniversary celebration, which happily coincides with World Jewelry Facets 2015.
Swarovski Design Exhibition in celebration of the 120th anniversary
Also on show is the Jewels of Fantasy Collection which takes visitors on a journey through the history of twentieth-century costume jewelry. The collection features crystal pieces from the Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods, together with the great fashion decades of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, all by celebrated designers such as Cohn & Rosenberger, Joseff, Coppola e Toppo, Kenneth Jay Lane, Oscar de la Renta, Butler & Wilson and Daniel Swarovski Paris.
The exhibits include a vintage haute couture dress by Pierre Balmain from 1961, modern ready-to-wear pieces from designers and Swarovski Collective members Masha Ma and Peter Pilotto, and jewelry created by Atelier Swarovski in collaboration with Maison Martin Margiela. Design highlights include showstopping catwalk jewelry pieces such as Beam by Wang Peiyi and a dress by Jin Chong Yu for Swarovski Runway Rocks; and Crystal Puzzle, an interactive artwork by Beijing-based designer Naihan Li. Swarovski's collaborations with creative talents in cinema are showcased with an interactive digital crystal slipper experience celebrating the famous footwear crafted for Disney's live-action version of 'Cinderella' this year.
World Jewelry Facets Exhibition
The first floor atrium of Bund 22 will house the sixth edition of the World Jewelry Facets Exhibition, plus a runway area with an 8-meter-high LED wall, a Silver Sparkling Carpet, and a dazzling crystal floor. The expertly curated showcase is not only a tribute to the artistry, technological superiority and peerless quality of Swarovski crystal, it also honors the creative vision of the cream of the world's design talent who partner with the crystal maison.