The Marriage of Tradition and Avant Garde
- ISBN 9783033014015
- 31.40 x 24.80 cm
- PLC (no jacket)
- Illustrated in colour and black and white throughout
- First published 2008
- Distributed on behalf of Swarovski AG for CRYSTALLIZED- Swarovski Elements
UNBRIDALED is a visual primer for the modern bride. An initiative by CRYSTALLIZED™ – Swarovski Elements, the product brand for loose cut crystal manufactured by Swarovski, the book is the result of an invitation to creative talents around the world to produce a unique, one-off design that will make the modern bride truly shine.
This title features fashion designers including John Galliano, Vivienne Westwood, Viktor & Rolf, Vera Wang; jewellery designers Erik Halley, Erickson Beamon, Manik Mercian; headwear by Stephen Jones and Philip Treacy; tableware by Bodo Sperlein, Fredrikson Stallard and Joris Laarman; and furniture by Doshi-Levien, Squint, Linda Florence, Gunjan Gupta. With more than a hundred creatives from around the world, the result is a multi-cultural, cross-discipline, non-denominational assemblage of highly desirable style.
A happy marriage of tradition and avant garde, UNBRIDALED plunges into the past via age-old techniques, classical references from East and West, venerable houses such as Chiso (Kyoto) or Lemarié (Paris) and surfaces somewhere near the future.
Aspirational, inspirational, photographed by image makers normally seen in style bibles such as Vogue, Numéro or Ten, UNBRIDALED is a mood board for the bride of today – and tomorrow. The book is a pool of inspiration for all style-savvy brides- and grooms-to-be, as well as for professionals in as manifold areas as fashion, jewellery and interiors.