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Swarovski's New Arty Window by Nick Cave & Co.

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Swarovski, leading designer of fashion jewelry, will unveil a dynamic window installation by students of the Fashion Body & Garment Master’s Program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, mentored by Nick Cave, professor and chair of SAIC’s Fashion Design department, at their flagship boutique on Michigan Avenue. A longtime patron and friend of the arts, Swarovski, offered its boutique windows as a blank canvas to graduate students at this prestigious design institution in celebration of its Presenting Sponsorship of SAIC’s annual benefit gala and runway show, THE WALK 2012.

The installation features two carefully-constructed blooming flowers made out of Swarovski jewelry. Each flower is elegantly draped using one-of-a-kind fabrics that were made using Swarovski jewelry images. The textiles are further accented with Swarovski jewelry and crystals, giving them some 3-D dimension. As with any window display, this will be open for public viewing.
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