Couldn’t make it to our preview at this spring’s LFW but still craving a little insight into what kind of jewels will be adorning Mawi’s creations next season? Take a look at Chanel’s A/W12 runway show for a clue.
As you may have seen, Lagerfeld out did himself again. This time he showed the Chanel A/W12 collection amidst a massive maze of crystalline shards. A key element of this incredible set were huge amethyst prisms that seemed as though they had erupted from the catwalk in all their glittering glory.
Not only were the crystals used as an eye-catching element of the show’s set design, but you can expect to see gem-shaped accessories hitting stores this fall as well. Check out Chanel’s gorgeous shard-shaped clutch below.
Great minds think alike, no? One facet of Mawi’s A/W12 collection also features organically shaped amethyst crystals and breathtaking purple hues. She gained much of her inspiration for the collection from the spiritual weight crystals hold within different sects of Pagan religions. See how, in one of the designer’s key pieces below (and my personal favorite) the natural shape of the huge amethyst, juxtaposed with her classic elements of rounded Swarovski crystals and rose gold, creates a feeling of ancient Pagan mysticism.
Clearly we should all be investing in some deep purple statement jewels this autumn. I’ll be picking mine up from our Shoreditch flagship store! Mawi’s NeoPagan collection will be available for purchase later this summer.