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Disparate from any ordinary day at Swarovski, the boutique was filled with excitement and glam, as the music was glaring and hors d'oeuvres being distributed to guests. CFDA recipient and owner of Giles and Brother, Philip Crangi, charmed Chicago’s fashion elites with his sensational five-piece accessory lineup, at Chicago’s Swarovski boutique on Michigan Avenue. Crangi, who made a special designer appearance exerted a positive energy throughout the store and dressed to impress his colleagues, clients, and friends. The elite designer rocked a dark gray sport jacket with a white button-up shirt and dark-gray denim jeans. His personal style corresponds with his own design aesthetic for his jewelry—edgy and alluring.
Swarovski presented the limited jewelry collection, Atelier Swarovski, by Philip Crangi in celebration of the 10th anniversary of Swarovski’s support of the CFDA Fashion Awards. The esteemed retailer is recognized for producing very elegant and feminine pieces, as Philip Crangi is notorious for creating hardware jewelry out of unconventional items. Crangi’s passion for hardware is shown throughout all of the pieces with his use of nuts and bolts—inspired by Napoleons crown. The dual color palette of petrol gray and peach gold compliment Crangi’s signature interwoven effect for both the bracelets and necklaces—predominately made of Suede and Leather. “My goal was to do a double collaboration mixing Swarovski materials in with my hard glam method of design”, Crangi explains. - Braylen Barr
· Atelier Swarovski [Official Site]