NEW YORK, Feb. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- On February 14th, at Skylight Clarkson Square, designers Phillipe and David Blond debuted their dazzling Fall/Winter 2017 collection inspired by the upcoming NBC Universal film, The Mummy. Partnering with Preciosa Crystal Components, The Blonds' mystical show mesmerised viewers with a juxtaposition of hard ornamentation and voluminous fabrics.
The collection was presented with an overarching theme of duality – fantasy versus reality, past versus present. Seventeen of the extravagant looks incorporated Preciosa crystals with some the signature corsets weighing in at 15 pounds. The final look, worn by Phillipe Blond as The Mummy, featured head to toe crystal embellishment. In total, more than 30,000 crystals weighing 40 pounds were used in this collection.
"This season we used a new shape, the cushion cut…very prominent in royal jewels, which speaks to one of the narratives expressed in this collection, so it makes perfect sense!" says David.
The Blonds experimented with tone on tone color as well. "With 48 facets on each cushion cut crystal, it's a perfect shape to brilliantly reflect color," added Karel Páral, Commercial Development Director, Preciosa Crystal Components. "Working with Preciosa crystal always makes everything sparkle and reflects light beautifully," said David.
One of a kind pieces by The Blonds incorporating Preciosa crystals are frequently worn by world-famous performing artists, such as Britney Spears, Beyoncé, Gwen Stefani, and Jennifer Lopez.
ABOUT PRECIOSA CRYSTAL COMPONENTS
Preciosa's tradition of glassmaking can be traced back more than five centuries to 1548 in the Crystal Valley of Bohemia, where it is still headquartered today. Founded upon the ideals of quality, durability and innovation, Preciosa has throughout the centuries achieved new technological breakthroughs and introduced the world over to the truly captivating and timeless quality of authentically crafted Bohemian crystal.
Today, Preciosa Crystal Components offers more than 25,000 premium crystal products in various shapes, sizes, colours and coatings to an extensive portfolio of luxury goods, fashion and jewellery designers, distributors and producers on six continents. Preciosa Crystal Components is a member of the Preciosa Group. In addition to the company's headquarters in Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech Republic, the Group operates 12 representative offices across the US, UK, Russia, China, Hong Kong and Dubai. For more information, please visit www.preciosa.com.
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