Swarovski book makes art of wearing jewellery crystal clear

Creative director Nathalie Colin

Nathalie Colin, Swarovski's creative director, has produced the crystal maker's first book on the art of self-expression through jewellery.

Thursday, 17 January, 2013, 3:46am

From kitsch to cool: Swarovski's message is crystal clear

Nadja Swarovski in a cab in London.

Once known for its crystal animal figurines, Swarovski now collaborates with some of the biggest names in fashion and design. Divia Harilela meets the woman whose creative vision helped revive a family business.

13 Dec 2012 - 11:32pm

French brand helps children step out in style

Jacadi's winter collection for boys and girls

Established in 1976, French children's brand Jacadi opened its first international store in Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1983. Two years later, it broke into the American market with its Los Angeles shop. In 1993, Jacadi entered the Asian market with its shop in Taiwan.

19 Oct 2012 - 6:24pm

Models shine on catwalk for Swarovski celebration

Balia Chan

Swarovski's Gem Visions celebrated its tenth anniversary with a glitzy get-together in the Bauhinia Room at the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai.

The magazine-like jewellery book focuses on new trends in the collections produced by Swarovski Gems.

26 Sep 2012 - 4:33am

Celebrities sparkle at launch of Swarovski's autumn-winter collection

Models including Jacqueline Ch'ng (third left) and Mikki Yao (fourth left) show off the Swarovski collection at the launch of the autumn-winter line.

Swarovski's "Kingdom of Jewels" autumn-winter line took centre stage at the W Hotel with a glittering line-up of celebrities.

The champagne-soaked evening featured supermodels Jacqueline Ch'ng and Mikki Yao strutting their stuff on the runway bedecked in chunky, sparkling crystals.

Vivian Chow closed out the show with her typical antics.

13 Aug 2012 - 12:04pm

Sculpture exhibition inspired by 'energy of Hong Kong' whips up a storm of interest

According to Richard Zawitz, the atrium of Central's IFC mall is a magical place that inspires creativity. Even more so now that an exhibition of his sculptures, called 'Infinity and Tao', is on show there.

'I dedicated this show to the power and energy of Hong Kong, but I didn't wish for a typhoon 10 [signal],' he joked. 'I only wanted a No 3 - that was the maximum.'

27 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Actress wishes upon world's biggest Swarovski Christmas star for a birthday surprise

Happy Birthday to you, Carina Lau Ka-ling!

The veteran actress said on Monday that she was hoping for a surprise gift from her busy actor-husband Tony Leung Chiu-wai.

Lau was speaking after flicking on the switch to illuminate the world's largest outdoor Swarovski crystal Christmas decoration displayed on the wall of the Hang Lung Centre in Causeway Bay.

8 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Swarovski recruits glittering 'Magificent 7' for children's charity

Crystal brand Swarovski rounded up actress Michele Reis and a group of six Asian designers for a charity fashion project titled the Magnificent 7.

The up-and-coming designers, including Qiu Hao, Alex Wang Peiyi and Masha Ma from the mainland and Hong Kong's Dorophy Tang, each designed a couture piece to dress up Reis.

23 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Relationship crystal clear

Anyone looking for a convenient example of the long-standing ties between Austria and Hong Kong might well pick Swarovski, the company that manufactures exquisitely cut crystal and a range of related luxury products that grace so many homes in the city.

26 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Diaz Jewelry

Who started it? Japanese designer Takashi Sol Fuchigami and his wife and creative partner, Salina Khan Fuchigami, launched Diaz Jewelry in 2006. Self-taught silversmith Takashi's background in design and sculpture, fused with Salina's passion for the environment, resulted in a brand combining quality modern design and sustainability.

7 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Summer's hottest fit comes swathed in a dressing for all shapes and sizes

What's hotter than a steamy summer's day? Well, check out some of the girls around town flaunting their bikini-ready bodies in super-tight bandage dresses.

5 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Bling-bling Hello Kitty goodies steal the show at Swarovski party

What's not to love about Hello Kitty? Everything seemed lovable about the Japanese cartoon character at a packed launch party in the Four Season's ballroom.

Crystal brand Swarovski launched a collection of bling-bling Kitty goodies at the event including clutches, earrings and necklaces bearing the crystal-studded cartoon feline.

1 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

All aglitter at The Lyric for Ferragamo's latest

The Lyric Theatre at the Academy for Performing Arts hosted a full house of well-heeled tai-tais and fashionistas rather than theatre-goers when Italian fashion house Salvatore Ferragamo held its autumn-winter show. Models were sent down the runway on Friday night in classy houndstooth-check jackets and sleek evening gowns decorated with Swarovski crystals.

7 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Beauty centre's tea party offers some DIY glamour

You may have heard of art jamming, but how about crystal jamming? Well-heeled tai-tais couldn't hold themselves back last week when they were invited to Estee Lauder's private afternoon tea gathering at its beauty centre in Times Square. The big draw was the chance to create their own face powder cases using Swarovski crystals.

2 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Apology for four-legged friend's misdemeanour gives rise to artistic expression

Phil Hayes used to live on a farm in Australia with his Rhodesian Ridgeback dog. One day he learned that his four-legged friend had killed one of the neighbour's chickens. To apologise, the pop artist made a drawing of his dog and gave it to his neighbour.

17 Apr 2011 - 12:00am