Tacky and Underwhelming: Swarovski S/S 2015

Although a show that would never enthuse me too much, I have to say that this year’s Spring/Summer Swarovski collection was definitely a disappointment. Swarovski did display some cute, fun outfits which I can imagine on some modern young ladies, but overall his showcased an array of in your face and tacky Swarovski’s creations. The collection began with some charming grey ensembles which although had modern aspects ultimately lacked the innovation needed to make that extra impact. Continuing on from the grey palette, Swarovski went to the complete opposite end of the spectrum with a multitude of gaudy, tacky, embellished and ugly designs. Between the brilliant, garish colours, unimaginative garbs and categorical lack of finesse much of this collection failed to hit the mark, made more upsetting by the fact that other designers showcased stunning collections entailing many of the aspects used here – proving that the main thing missing in Swarovski’s colourful designs was style.

Tending to both males and females, Swarovski made a number of faults. In the female line he fell short due to the aforementioned lack-luster pieces, tacky designs and other underwhelming items. The male fashion encompassed none of this, but was very 90’s – and not in a good way. Although some of the male designs could have worked nicely, it was the styling and execution which didn’t do it for me. Personally, dog-tags, shiny shoes and wearing two watches are three things which do not work in this collection. Overall, for me at least, the male line lacked inspiration and looked like it could have been from any 20-year old runway which is why I was let down in the end.

Although this is true, there were stylish pieces in the collection which could be cute on some of today’s chic, young starlets. Have a look here at the good the bad and the boring and make sure to let me know if you agree:

Swarovski’s designs which did not quite hit the mark:

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Saviours of the show:

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(Emma Watson or Shailene Woodley perhaps?)

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So there you have it, my view on Swarovski’s S/S 2015 runway!

As always, let me know what you guys think and make sure to follow the blog for all of your fashion updates – and my facebook and twitter of course!

Here are some articles you may also be interested in reading:

Alex Perry: Spring/Summer 2015

Paris Fashion Week Favourites

Photos in this post are courtesy of: http://www.fashionising.com/

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