Live from LONDON at Phillips de Pury & Company, 9 Howick Place, London SW1 on Wednesday 11th June 2008 – 20h30 onwards GMT/BST, as part of the first ever Coutts London Jewellery Week.
RUNWAY ROCKS celebrates jewellery design and innovation showcasing the internationally acclaimed couture collection of spectacular catwalk jewels, specially commissioned by Swarovski from the most directional designers around the world!
Watch the spectacular couture show with jewels from leading international designers including Manish Arora, Erickson Beamon, Francesca Bristol, Alexandra Byrne, Hussein Chalayan, Ana de Costa, Ligia Dias, Naomi Filmer, Elizabeth Galton, Collada Garcia, Zaha Hadid, Kirt Holmes, Christopher Kane, Farah Khan, Shaun Leane, Julien Macdonald, Hannah Martin, Corto Moltedo, Nusch, Rodrigo Otazu, Mr Pearl, Johnny Rocket, Marios Schwab, Pippa Small.
A model walks down the runway at the Swarovski Runway Rocks fashion show
LONDON – JUNE 11: A model walks down the runway at the Swarovski Runway Rocks fashion show during London Jewellery Week, at the Phillips De Pury Gallery June 11, 2008 in London, England.
Celebrities and the fashion glitterati turned out in force 11 July 2008 night for the fifth annual Swarovski Runway Rocks event. Held as part of the Coutts London Jewellery Week, the party showcased Swarovski’s latest collection of show-stopping couture jewellery.
Held at the Phillips de Pury Gallery in Victoria, guests including Jaime Winstone, Rosamund Pike and Lulu Guinness walked a crystal-strewn carpet to watch the show. Collaborations with everyone from fashion designers Christopher Kane, Marios Schwab and Julien Macdonald to architect Zaha Hadid made their way down the catwalk, and the creators had clearly let their imaginations run wild. An enormous Indian headdress, crystal antlers complete with small birds and a technicolour Robo-Cop-meets-skeleton suit all made an appearance.
LONDON – JUNE 11: Nadia Swarovski and husband Rupert Adams ahead of Swarovski Runway Rocks event in on June 11 2008 in London, England.
A model walks down the runway at the Swarovski Runway Rocks fashion show during London Jewellery Week - June 11, 2008 in London, England
Moltedo’s ensemble was inspired by ancient Japanese Samurai warriors. The layers of armor are created by Swarovski Elements chandelier pieces.
Marios Schwab’s piece was inspired by “the topography of the internal body.”
A model walks down the runway at the Swarovski Runway Rocks fashion show during London Jewellery Week – June 11, 2008 in London, England
Collado Garcia whipped this ensemble up with a dash of reptile and a pinch of cyborg, saying:
This is the look of an intergalactic creature who found her way into a dragon’s lair, fell asleep on a nest made of precious stones and woke up with the gems fused onto her skin.