NYFW Returns with Preciosa Crystals

The biggest event in the fashion calendar is back once again, and Preciosa crystals will be appearing in an unprecedented five shows.

From 7th -13th February, the bi-annual New York Fashion Week will descend on the Big Apple, along with thousands of designers, models, celebrities and spectators, as the biggest names in fashion strut their stuff on the catwalks and the wildest new designs are unveiled. As always, we’ll be there, and this time, our crystals will appear in the work of five fabulous designers!

So… who are they, when are they showing, and where can you catch them?

Jiri KalfarThursday 7th February, 4pm EST
First up is Czech designer Jiri Kalfar, who is showing his latest sparkling collection on the opening day. He will be the first Czech designer ever to show at NYFW, and naturally, he’s bringing his favorite Czech models along with him (possibly including a familiar face or two). He uses our crystals throughout his collection, we can’t wait to see them in action on the runway. Expect transfers, crystal net, and a very special shirt! Follow him on Instagram here

AreaSaturday 9th February, 7pm EST
One of the most anticipated shows of the week, it’s our second outing with New York design duo Area, who are showing on none other than Wall Street on Saturday evening. To say we’re excited about this show would be an understatement; we can’t reveal too much, but crystals and cupchains are staples in their conceptual and playful designs; it’s sure to be a showstopper. Follow them on Instagram here

Bibhu MohapatraMonday 11th February, 5pm EST
Coinciding perfectly with the 10th anniversary of forming his label, Bibhu Mohapatra’s show on Monday afternoon is guaranteed to be something special. A long-time partner of Preciosa, in this latest collection we’re promised that there will be plenty of crystal embroidery and stones in settings, honoring two of his favorite themes: women and nature. Bibhu has designed for both Michelle Obama and Gwyneth Paltrow; we can’t wait to see what he has planned for his anniversary gig! Follow him on Instagram here

Christian CowanTuesday 12th February, 1pm EST
Christian Cowan has become something of an overnight sensation in the design world, and his looks are regularly worn by the likes of Lady Gaga, Paris Hilton and Cardi B. Not bad for a 24 year old. At last season’s NYFW his show featured ample Preciosa crystal net, including in his trademark checkerboard print, as Christina Aguilera watched from the ringside. This season, expect plenty of transfers, extravagance, and almost certainly more A-list celebs. The only question is… which ones?? Follow him on Instagram here

The BlondsTuesday, 12th February, 9pm EST
No-one puts on a show like The Blonds. Last season, the extravagant New York duo brought everyone’s favorite Disney Villains to life in a jaw dropping spectacle featuring Paris Hilton; this season… who knows what they’ve got in store! As always, expect tons of transfers, in a collection that we’ve heard on the grapevine is going to embody jet set, modern and luxury. If one thing’s for sure, it’s going to full of their sparkling signature bling and plenty of crystals. Follow them on Instagram here

We’ll be on location in New York for the whole week; follow us on Facebook and Instagram for live updates. For the full NYFW schedule, go to nyfw.com