Who doesn’t love animal-inspired fashion pieces? 

Perhaps it has something to do with our inner adventurous spirit, as we crave for a ‘junglelistic’ affair and to walk on the wide side (with a devil-may-care attitude).

Whatever the reason may be, the allure of Swarovski‘s collection for Winter 2018 is unmistakable and indeed, fantasy-like.

A continuation from its Spring/Summer 2018 collection, the latest offerings from the brand take on a ‘Mystical Tales of the Forest’ theme with nocturnal animals and spellbinding crystals to boot. 

It includes the 4 different range of jewellery, namely the Magnetic Family, the March Family, Timeless Vintage Family and the Magnetised Family, each with their own distinct personalities. 

 

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The most iconic of the lot will have to be the fox, owl and squirrel jewellery pieces from the March Family–set in golden metal tones.

Channeling a strong ‘into the woods’ feel, they are the sort that belong to the go big or go home variety. Imbued with impressive arrays of intricate crystals, these woodland animals lock themselves around rings and dramatic dangling earrings in a charming manner, forming endearing relationships with the wearer as she sass up her LDB and simple shift dresses with these statement-making stunners. 

 

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As the beauty of nature unfolds, the subtle yet earthy pieces with delicate bugs and beetles will no doubt keep all of us grounded in these head-spinning times.

Reimagined in new ways, these simulacrum of nature present themselves with symbolic meanings; butterflies representing transformation, hope and life while scarab are synonymous with rebirth and regeneration. The spiders, on the other hand, lend an air of mystery as they are known for their power and growth.

The daintier cousins to the March Family, the Magnetic Family features these characters in mixed metal toned Pointiage® brooches, asymmetric earrings and dainty layered necklaces that beg to be worn together en masse. 

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The fairytale continues with other notable designs from the collection, which include the timeless and ethereal tear-drop earrings (below) in translucent pear-cut crystals and the incredibly bold Magnetised necklace (above, left) that will dazzle the night away for any glamorous occasions. 

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I chose a very fine Jewelry refined execution, and lovely craft details yet a sense of playfulness suitable for easy-to-wear designs ranging from the timeless to the fashionable and from the subtle to the bold.”

– Nathalie Colin, Swarovski’s Creative Director

 

The Swarovski Winter 2018 Collection starts from SGD $99 and is currently available at all Swarovski stores. 

 

Posted by:Jessica Ye

Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Couture Troopers, former editor of Designaré Magazine, and a first class honours graduate of LASALLE's BA(Hons) Fashion Media & Industries Degree. She is a true-blooded leo who thinks that over-commercialism kills art.

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