NYFW SS 2020

From a crystal cupchain set design at Area to a performance by crystal catsuit-clad Emmy Award-winner Billy Porter at The Blonds, Preciosa crystals got plenty of face time at a New York Fashion Week to remember.

Area marked the Preciosa debut at the September 2019 installment of NYFW with a stunning collection that proved once again that they are indeed the masters of construction, (especially when cupchains are involved) and garnered rave reviews from media and influencers alike. Models wore armor-like crystal constructions and intricate face jewelry down a runway that was literally dripping in Preciosa crystals.

The Blonds proved to be a tough act to follow (for anyone). The duo’s “Spectacular! Spectacular!” SS 2020 extravaganza was an epic mashup of fashion and theater that had the audience dancing in their seats as Billy Porter, Paris Hilton and Cameron Dallas took the stage alongside dozens of top models, each covered head-to-toe in Preciosa crystals.

Inspired by summer holidays spent in Spain during his childhood, Christian Cowan’s collection was as dreamy and nostalgic as it was star-studded and sparkly. Beginning with a pastel palette, which featured an array of lighter crystal confections, the show soon progressed onto a slew of his heavier, hard-hitting signature club kid looks, of which a bandana print Preciosa crystal net dress was the highlight.

Bibhu Mohapatra’s poignant collection, aptly entitled “Nothing but Personal” centered around the designer’s interpretation of what it means to be an immigrant living in America today rightly earned him an emphatic standing ovation. Everything from the hand-sewn embroidery to the color palette was “very him,” and as is typical of Bihu his use of crystal embellishment was both creative and refined.

Preciosa rounded out Fashion Week with one of the year’s most anticipated shows, Rihanna’s Savage x FENTY A-list celebration of women (of all shapes and sizes), which featured custom Preciosa crystal hats and headwear by the iconic Stephen Jones and an astonishing amount of accessories and jewelry all customized with Preciosa crystals by A-morir studio.

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Area SS 2020

(photo c/o Mitchell Sams)

The Blonds SS 2020

(photo c/o BFA)

Christian Cowan SS 2020

(photo c/o BFA)