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Happy Anniversary Swarovski – honouring its partnership with the CFDA awards

Happy Anniversary Swarovski – honouring its partnership with the CFDA awards

Lucky year number 13


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Celebrating its 13th anniversary, Swarovski is adding that extra touch of sparkle to mark the occasion... With a little help from the CFDA

Paying homage to the long partnership between the Austrian crystal manufacturer and the CFDA Awards, Swarovski has collaborated with all nine nominees for the 2014 Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent. Known for their collaborative ethos, Swarovski and the designers will be focusing on creating unique crystal objets d'art in their joint efforts.

Participating nominees include: Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters of the Wind, Wes Gordon, Marc Alary, Rosie Assoulin, Irene Neuwirth, Tim Coppens, Todd Snyder, Jennifer Fisher, and Shayne Oliver of Hood by Air.

The chosen theme is 'Lucky 13' and each designer will present their personal take on this concept, incorporating the number 13 into the design – customising the piece using Swarovski crystal. This is a charitable event, and the designs will be available at the Kirna Zabête boutique in New York's SoHo district between May 13 and June 2. Online charity Gavel & Grind will put the pieces up for sale, with all proceeds going to Free Arts NYC ­– a nonprofit initiative that provides educational arts and mentoring programmes to  less advantaged children and families in the city.

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