The fashion historian and bestselling author Bronwyn Cosgrave edited Brilliant – The Story of Atelier Swarovski, in which ten years of Atelier Swarovski are celebrated in which designers of different disciplines including Christopher Kane, Viktor & Rolf, Jason Wu, Mary Katrantzou and Fredrikson Stallard, as well as the architects Hariri & Hariri, tell their own stories of collaborating with the brand, alongside portraits by photographer Roger Deckker.
The book features a selection of essays by bestselling authors about the values which inspire Atelier Swarovski. Photographer Carl Kleiner travelled to Austria to capture the Swarovski archive in a unique still life shoot set within the company’s crystal factory near Innsbruck. It also features an array of tributes to Atelier Swarovski from former British Vogue Editor-in-Chief Alexandra Shulman, Vogue China Editor-in-Chief Angelica Cheung,Vogue International Editor Suzy Menkes and Imran Ahmed, the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Business of Fashion, amongst many others.
Darius Sanai, Director and Editor-in-Chief of Condé Nast Contract Publishing said: “We are delighted to celebrate Atelier Swarovski’s wonderful collaborations by publishing a book which is a showcase of fresh collaboration itself, between Condé Nast, Swarovski, and some legendary figures in fashion, design and art. The original photography and writing, and stunning design and typography, take it to the level of the most beautiful art books.”
Brilliant – The Story of Atelier Swarovski will be on sale at all good bookshops and online, available in January 2018.