Celebrating "creative talent, innovation and craftsmanship" shown by members of the Swarovski Collective - which includes the likes of Emilia Wickstead,Thomas Tait and David Koma - in the use of crystals in their spring/summer 2016 and autumn/winter 2016 collections, this is the second year that the award has been offered.
Nadja Swarovski, a member of the Swarovski executive board, said in a statement today: "It is a true pleasure to announce Rosie Assoulin as the winner of the 2016 edition of the Swarovski Collective Award. Her playful yet powerful collections have delighted both critics and customers, and it was wonderful to evolve our creative relationship with her this year into a stunning new jewellery collaboration."
The New York-based designer, who will receive a prize of €25,000, said of receiving the accolade, "Swarovski has been such an amazing partner. Working with their crystal gives us a creative outlet that would be impossible to access otherwise. It makes designing that much more fun when you are working with such an amazing product which is so versatile. We are truly so lucky to have Swarovski supporting us and what we do, and this award really is such an incredible honour."
Last year, the prize went to Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos of London-based label Peter Pilotto.