Rosie Assoulin, commented: “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 honor.”
Assoulin is no stranger to Swarovski – she previously won the Swarovski Award for Womenswear at the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards and had collaborated on am Atelier Swarovski collection slated for fall 2016. She is selected as this year’s winner by Swarovski from the current Swarovski Collective membership, including Alexander Lewis, Christian Wijnants, Creatures of the Wind, David Koma, Dion Lee, Emilia Wickstead, Esteban Cortazar, Peter Pilotto, Tanya Taylor, Thomas Tait, Tim Coppens, and Tome. For Autumn/Winter 2016, Assoulin employed grids of tiny Swarovski crystals in her candy-coloured pieces to make for a graphic and playful collection.