If you are into jewelry and fashion design, then you probably know that most of the brands usually come out twice a year with the new collection. Swarovski is no exception to this common practice. Each year they launch 2 new collections and bring new products, colors and application solutions to the market. In February this year, we’ve introduced to you the Wanderlust Collection. Now it is time to show you all these exciting Swarovski innovations for the season fall/winter 2019/20.
The inspiration for the Swarovski latest collection was a famous quote made by Oscar Wild: “Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.” These days we are all witnessing the rising demand for individualism and uniqueness. No wonder then that it also became a theme for these Swarovski innovations. The title of the collection “Be Yourself” translates this desire to be unique and reflects four aspects of self-expression and self-discovery. Have fun exploring them with us!
1. New Products
The exciting new Swarovski 1185 chaton has both sides pointed and offers many design possibilities. Available in 4 sizes: 1 mm, PP9, PP14 and PP22. Choose from standard 14 colors: Crystal, Crystal AB, Amethyst, Aquamarine, Emerald, Jet, Light Colorado Topaz, Light Rose, Scarlet, Bermuda Blue, Golden Shadow, Silver Night, Light Chrome and Metallic Light Gold.
The inspiration for this fancy stone was the legendary Asscher Cut, one of the world’s top ten diamond cuts. Its exceptional brilliance and a modern-vintage look are perfect for engagement and college rings. Comes in 6, 8 and 10 mm size and in 20 colors (including new Delite Effects). An appropriate setting is also available.
A classic Swarovski Pear-shaped pendant (6106) now gets a modern twist: a metallic cap. Available in 18 and 22 mm and 9 standard colors.
Flat Backs Hotfix: Cabochon Pearl, Navette, Drop and Square
Cabochons are crystal elements that have pearl-like surface and a flat reverse side. This enables you to create that lustrous pearly effect not only in jewelry but also in fashion design. Cabochon family now has 4 new members:
- 2081/2 Cabochon Pearl (dome-shaped upper side is quite higher than the one of the Swarovski 2080/4). Available sizes: SS10, SS16, SS34
- 2208/4 Cabochon Navette – available sizes: 6 x 3,5, 8 x 4,5 and 10 x 5,5 mm
- 2308/4 Cabochon Drop – available sizes: 6 x 3,5, 8 x 5 and 10 x 6 mm
- 2408/4 Cabochon Square – available sizes: 4, 6 and 8 mm
All 4 of them are available in 9 colors: Jet, Creampearl, Dove Grey, Nacre, Rose Gold, Vintage Gold, White Pearl, Light Chrome and Jet Hematite.
2. New Colors
The new Iridescent Tahitian Look Pearl (001 2004) was inspired by the rare saltwater pearls found in Tahiti. Swarovski Crystal Pearls available in this color are the following:
NEW Crystal Lacquerᴾᴿᴼ DELITE Effect
This effect has highlighted facets that show depth and clarity of the crystal. It combines perfectly with the existing crystal colors and brings increased sparkle and light. Crystal elements that come in these new colors are:
- Round Stones (1088 and 1122)
- Flat Backs no Hotfix (2088)
- Flat Backs Hotfix (2038 and 2078)
- Fancy Stones (4120, 4122, 4127, 4320, 4327, 4470 and 4480).
New Shimmer Effects
Famous Swarovski shimmer effect color family has also got 2 new members: Crystal Shimmer (001 SHIM) and Amethyst Shimmer (204 SHIM). Four items that come with these effects are:
By clicking each of them you can check out available sizes.
3. New Application Solution: COLDFIX
Every time we mention hotfix as an application method for some of the Swarovski products, we always emphasize the fact that the surface/or garment has to be hotfix-compatible. This means that the fabric has to be pressure- and heat resistant (min. 120 °C / 250 °F) and have an appropriate absorbency. Due to that, you cannot use hotfix with some of the popular materials such as silk, cashmere, wool, and leather (both real and artificial).
Thanx to the Swarovski’s exclusive new COLDFIX glue specifically developed for this purpose it is now possible to apply Crystal Fabric and Crystal Fine Rocks by using minimal pressure and little or no heat to functional or delicate fabrics. This has opened up all kinds of new creative possibilities, including customizing apparel and accessories.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTION FOR COLDFIX
- Cold application (room temperature) – Coldfix product is placed on a suitable carrier material and pressed down using a rubber roller. Final adhesive strength is reached after 72 hours.
- Application using a heat press (90 °C/195 °F) – Coldfix is applied from the reverse side using a heat press. Final adhesive strength is reached after 12 hours.
4. Core Assortment
In order to make the process of choosing and ordering Swarovski Crystals for your creative projects easier, we now have a selection of 30 classic Swarovski products that are from now on available in six main colors. As a result, you now have a color homogeneity across 30 of Swarovski’s most requested products.
This so-called “Core Assortment” includes Round Stones, Fancy Stones, Flat Backs No Hotfix and Flat Backs Hotfix, Sew-on Stones, Beads and Pendants in the following colors: Aquamarine, Amethyst, Emerald, Jet, Light Colorado Topaz, Scarlet, and clear Crystal. Additionally, there are also some of the forward integrated elements, such as Flat Back Bandings, Rivets, Rose Pins, Rose Montées, Chaton Montées, 3D Studs, Crystal Mesh Standard and Crystal Fine Mesh. Consequently, you’ll find and receive all these items quickly, and therefore, save time, effort and cost. In the photo below you can see the exact items that are part of this product selection.
5. Line Extensions
- Crystal Round Pearl 5810 ➡️ new size: 2 mm
- Navette Sew-on Stone 3223 ➡️ new size: 29×14.5 mm
- Cabochon Flat Backs, Flat Back Bandings SS16 & 3D Studs ➡️ new Cabochon Pearl Colors: Iridescent Dove Grey Pearl, Rose Gold Pearl, and Vintage Gold Pearl
- Crystal Mesh Standard ➡️ new Effects: Crystal Shiny Lacquerᴾᴿᴼ
On a Final Note
We hope we’ve managed to clearly present to you all these Swarovski innovations for the upcoming season. If you want to find out more about them, you can browse the Swarovski Innovations brochure or check out prices in our webshop. If you are looking for design inspiration with new items, subscribe for our new post notification and stay tuned for our next post. We have a lot of photo and video material to share with you. 😉