Wonderlab by Swarovski is an imaginary world where magic and science meet, and come into focus in bright technicolour with Collection II
September 15, 2021: Swarovski’s fashion editor Giovanna Engelbert recently unveiled and spoke about the brand’s Collection II, and how through a closer look into the muses of the Bohemian movement to the design aesthetic of Austrian heritage they are able to enrich the brand story with a modern twist in a way that each crystal item becomes a microcosm of our world.
Collection II, like its predecessor, is brimming with symbolism, while at the same time telling the brand story of Swarovski and playing with colours, textures and cuts to create a plethora of pieces for individualistic self-expression, such as classic, punk, sweet, striking and every other personal expression in between.
Collection II has been presented as an evolution of the beloved Collection I aesthetics, with plenty of new forms to explore.
The Abunda family is defined by pierced stones, which are a technical marvel - combining architectural adornment and the ‘mathemagical’ in an expression of craftsmanship. It truly highlights Swarovski’s prowess and heritage of world-class craftsmanship.
The Dextera family has been created as crystal’s right hand, with metal featuring an intermix with precision-cut pave in very unique, statement-making unisex designs. They create a space for geometric embellishment, a perfect aesthetic of mathemagical play.
Featuring mixed metals, rich textures and crystals that fall like rain, the Imber family is a reinterpretation of the chain, a jewellery staple with a Swarovski twist.. Adding a softly sensory experience to any ensemble, each piece is a delicate combination of a chain-link base with dripping crystal accents.
The hero family for Collection II, Stella finds its direct roots in Swarovski’s Austrian heritage, inspired from one of the most famous pieces of jewellery from Austria - the Stars of Empress Elisabeth of Austria, called Sissi. Presented on-model in a 27-star formation, as with the 27 stars worn by Sissi herself, the family offers true constellations of geometry, magic and heritage.
With crystal constellations set on thin metal bars in spontaneous accumulations which are as delicate as stardust and bringing the cosmos to the everyday, the Constella in Collection II has formations which are bigger, bolder and brighter.
Curiosa sparks the imagination in new and covetable forms with intricate and complex designs, a crafting of mathemagical structures into unexpected shapes of divine proportion.
Exploring new ways of wearing art, from corded chains to hair accessories, the Dulcis family challenges the sharp with the soft through a Modern Art lens, bringing full-spectrum sweetness to new and mixed materials.
The Gema has the widest variety of stones cuts and rich, vibrant colours, all-in-one set of pieces, with reimagined colours and silhouettes, extending the beauty of precision-cut crystal for Collection II.
With refined, elegant and precious designs, Harmonia debuts Collection II in new colour ways with oversize cushion cut crystals in a suspended setting, giving the illusion of floating stones and bringing a sense of harmonious mystery to a look of extravagance.
The Lucent family is a core family of the brand, and in its Collection II iteration, it extends into new and unusual geometric forms with hundreds of precision-cut facets per piece. With eye-catching full crystal cuts in vibrant gem colours, it becomes the new must-have for the bold and playful who are looking to dress up a simple outfit with a wondrous dose of extra.
A forward-focused wonder, Millennia is a core family for the brand, and its Collection II form is a genderless evolution with new cuts, colours, and sizes for every type of style. Taking on new, vibrant colours and forms in Collection II, the Orbita family explores versatility with double-sided elements that swivel and can be seen from all angles.
The Sonia family takes on intricate yet effortless new forms for Collection II, taking beads to dreamy new levels with a mix of precious stones and crystals in tonal ombre chain layers.