Shoe from the Sparkling Contrast series, designed by Casadei
03 Oct. 2012
SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS AND LA RINASCENTE TEAM UP FOR FOOTWEAR COLLECTIONSwarovski Elements and Italian Department store La Rinascente have just launched a new special collaboration with twelve international footwear designers. La Rinascente in Milan will offer the special Sparkling Contrast series, of models decorated with unusually cut and coloured Swarovski Elements crystals, from 13th November 2012 until 5th January 2013.
Shoe from the collaboration, designed by Rupert Sanderson
Designers and brands, such as Alejandro Ingelmo, Casadei, René Caovilla, Repetto and Robert Clergerie will all be involved in the initiative. The selection includes flat and clean laced-up shoes, designed by Beatrix Ong, MBE, (priced at €336-364) and Repetto ballerinas (priced at €375). More complex, sculpture-like models such as a model by Casadei (price upon request) can also be found in the collection.
Swarovski Elements plans to launch further similar initiatives involving other international department stores. During pre-Christmas period, other collaborations will be launched at the Harvey Nichols in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, which will offer contrasting product categories.
Maria Cristina Pavarini
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