— October 17, 2011 —
Swarovski has long been an avid supporter of young talent in the fashion industry, each year providing a myriad of prizes in thousands of Swarovski crystals to up-and-coming designers, allowing them utilise the baubles at their own discretion for their next collections. This year, Swarovski teamed up with ELLE China to hand-select several designers of Asian heritage to custom-make a look using Swarovski crystals; accomplished designers such as Joseph Altuzurra and Peter Som designed looks alongside newcomers such as Uma Wang and Xander Zhou. Hands down, our favourite look of the bunch has to be this stunning column gown from Peter Som, featuring a Swarovski-bejewelled neckline and a kaleidoscopic floral print. The sparkling crystals complement the gown's bright, feminine print perfectly, and the gown stays true to Som's quintessential aesthetic: effortless elegance with a sophisticated sexiness.
Peter Som is available in Asia at Nicole Boutique in Macau, Spring Fashion in Shanghai & Lotte Department Store and Null in Korea.