Thursday, November 3, 2016

Newson Tapped For Fashion Award

Marc Newson has been tapped to design this year's Fashion Award trophy, the British Fashion Council announced this morning. The designer has worked in collaboration with Swarovski on the 15 statuettes, which have all been handcrafted at Swarovski’s headquarters in Wattens, Austria.

"We are thrilled to have worked with Marc Newson on the design of the trophies for the Fashion Awards, which we are excited to support this year," said Nadja Swarovski. "Marc's innovative crystal design concept is a fitting tribute to the global creative talent we are celebrating."

There are 15 awards in total this year, which will be handed out on December 5 at the Royal Albert Hall, the hexagonal design of which takes inspiration from crystal clusters and rock structures. The announcement confirms a busy month for Newson, who is also designing the Claridge's Christmas tree this year alongside Jony Ive, his colleague at Apple where he is designer for special projects.

"I was delighted to be asked to design this trophy," said Newson. "Swarovski crystal is a fantastic material to work with, and I am happy with the striking visual effect that has been created from the reflections of each individual trophy when set together. We could not have achieved this spectacular result with any other material. It is a pleasure to contribute to the evolution of the Fashion Awards and to celebrate such great talent with these trophies."

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