Swarovski and Maison Martin Margiela have taken the fashion accessory into the future. Crystalactite by Margiela is a stunning combination of molded white resin and sci-fi crystal formations, avant-garde pieces inspired by the shape and structure of stalactites.
By merging uncut crystal with liquid polymer, the process of gluing is unnecessary, allowing sharp angles and protrusions to cut into stalactite shapes of art. An integrated clip mechanism allows the versatile accessories to be worn on the hair, clothing, or footwear.
At the Margiela Fall 2013 Couture show, artisanal haute couture in latex and prom tulle featured five of the higher priced items from the collection, but a lower priced line will become part of an ongoing collaboration between Swarovski and Margiela. Wearable works of art that perfectly blend Margiela’s raw industrial aesthetic with the glittering decadence of Swarovski.