Here's why Swarovski's 120th anniversary was a blinged out affair

Here's why Swarovski's 120th anniversary was a blinged out affair

The grand Sparkling Couture exhibition brought over 40 regional and international couturiers under one roof
05 Nov, 2015

Swarovski spared no expense when it came to celebrating their 120th anniversary.

The Austrian fashion design crystal brand hosted the first ever Sparkling Couture exhibition yesterday to celebrating the brand’s long-standing relationship with couture designers.

Who dosen't believe that I eat crystals for lunch here's the new prove 💎💎💎

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Couturiers from all over the Middle East and South Asia, from Pakistan and India to Saudi Arabia and UAE exhibited custom-made pieces made using Swarovski crystals at the first ever exhibition of it's kind.

On the roster were also a handful of our favourite Pakistani designers like Faraz Manan, Khadija Shah of Elan, Tena Durrani, Fahad Hussayn and Maria B.

Khadijah Shah attended the event in a monochrome outfit, paired with adorable crimson accessories. We love her Les Petits Joueurs Andy Piano clutch.

Our Creative Head #KhadijahShah 😍 #Swarovski #SpraklingCouture #Dubai #Élan

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Elan exhibited a bejeweled grey piece adorned with Swarovski crystals, duh.

Our fabulous piece exhibited at #Swarovski #SparklingCouture 😍💎 #Dubai

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Sparkle sparkle 💎💎💎 #Élan #Dubai #KhadijahShah #Swarovski #SpraklingCouture

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However, that wasn't our favourite Elan outfit of the night. What Sahar Zafar wore was.

Sahar Zafar in Élan #SparklingCouture in #Dubai #Swarovski

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Fahad Hussayn showcased this intricate piece.

Manan showcased a gorgeous gold ensemble with a risque cut-out neckline. It was an apt testament to the kind of work the designer is known for -- marrying Western cuts with Eastern embellishments.

Read: Trend spotting: Cut-outs are ripping through the fashion scene

Maria B and Saira Shakira also showcased installations.

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Pakistani designers weren't the only ones slaying the game.

This AED245,000 bridal sold before the exhibition even began #Swarovski #SparklingCouture #fashion

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It's all about those details.

Some dresses are just what fairytales are made of.

#sparklingcouture in #mydubai by @Swarovski y💍👗💎💍 Giles Singapore

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The red carpet was just as happening.

My look this evening - in @laylachatoor at #Swarovski #SparklingCouture #laylachatoor

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Tena Durrani, Manaal Khalid and Sahar Zafar pose for #Paperazzi at the #SparklingCouture #Swarovski show happening now in #Dubai!

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Tena Durrani's shoes were on fleek. We wonder if those Valentinos have also been blinged out with Swarovski crystals.

Major shoe envy 💗 - @tenadurrani 's #shoegame is on point!

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Speaking of kicks...

How can we forget about accessories?

My creation created from @swarovski crystals for #sparklingcouture exhibition in Dubai

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This is as good as bespoke couture gets.